[rfc-i] [xml2rfc] will <vspace=n> disappear

Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) jhildebr at cisco.com
Mon Oct 27 08:26:43 PDT 2014

On 10/27/14, 2:31 PM, "Carsten Bormann" <cabo at tzi.org> wrote:

>On 27 Oct 2014, at 15:12, Dale R. Worley <worley at ariadne.com> wrote:
>> Then we are, in effect, going to have to decide who we care about
>> pleasing and who we do not care about pleasing.
>Or, depending on the complexity of such a solution, we might simply do 
>something that serves all constituencies.

I doubt that's possible.  As a first step, you'll need to answer Julian's 
question about what a "page" means in the face of different paper sizes, 
screen sizes/resolutions, font sizes, etc.

We've let pagination creep back in to the output formats we're going to 
produce, which I continue to think is a technical mistake for good 
political reasons.  I agree with Julian that once the HTML is being 
produced consistently, linked to consistently, and we've provided adequate 
tools for diffs and commenting, most people will start with the HTML.

I think the only possible way to deal with that mistake is to stop caring 
about precisely where the pagebreaks are, short of "whatever the best 
thing we can automate easily".  I know that's counter-intuitive for a lot 
of folks, particularly those that have worked with the existing tooling 
for a long time, so I'm willing to listen to other ways of thinking about 
this.  Particularly, if anyone wants to chat in Honolulu, I'll make time.

Joe Hildebrand

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