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Re: [XHTML2] can separator be used inside p?

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:29:07 +0000
To: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Cc: public-xhtml2@w3.org
Message-Id: <20081208162043.M1538@hicom.net>

aloha, tina!

perhaps i should have given more background -- the scenario is an
XHTML2-based document which reproduces a printed work as an XHTML2
document -- the "d:" in "d:pagenum" is a reference to a DAISY 
(http://www.daisy.org/) namespace, and the pagenum value allows one 
to navigate directly to the pagenum value and allows the user of an 
electronic version of a text to keep in sync with classmates who are 
using hard copies of the text -- whether through text-to-speech, 
highly-magnified on-screen content, or to emboss a copy of the book
that retains the pagination information with a braille embosser; in 
these scenarios, pagination isn't simply stylistic, but informative,
and, sometimes, necessary content...

i hope that helps contextualize my question, gregory.
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dictum might be improved, however, thus: Cogito cogito ergo cogito 
sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am;" as close 
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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: public-xhtml2@w3.org
Sent: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 17:15:30 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Re: [XHTML2] can separator be used inside p?

> On  8 Dec, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> 
> > <p>This is an exciting part of the story, but this paragraph
> > <separator d:pagenum="26" />
> > spans two printed pages. One would most logically use the
> 
>   I'm abit lost as to the background for this question. 
> Pagination   of *printed* pages is surely up to the printer stylesheet?
> 
>   After all it is impossible for the author to specify on which page
>   something should end up, as this requires explicit knowledge 
> of, for  instance, the paper size used to print the document?
> 
>   Or did I misunderstand the question?
> 
> -- 
>  - Tina Holmboe       siteSifter                  Greytower Technologies
>             http://www.sitesifter.co.uk          http://www.greytower.net
>       Website Quality and Accessibility Testing
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