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

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Mon Oct 27 09:06:03 PDT 2014


On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Tony Hansen <tony at att.com> wrote:
> On 10/27/14, 11:26 AM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
>
> Using Word as an analogy, I've found that 99.99% of all manual page breaks
> can be avoided by judicious use there of "keep with next paragraph" and
> "keep with previous paragraph". Once set, I don't have to worry about when
> text is added and removed above the flagged text, or when different page
> sizes are used. These flags work remarkably well.
>
> Having said that, and moving back to xml2rfc v3, I am a proponent of
> providing these options INSTEAD of a page break option.

+1.

> In addition to that, I feel that section titles should automatically have
> this flag set, as well as figure captions, table heads and table captions.
> (There might be other places I'm not thinking of.)

+1.

Nico
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