Re: Figures and HSPACE and VSPACE

Dave Raggett (dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com)
Fri, 16 Dec 94 11:50:50 GMT


From: Dave Raggett <dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <9412161150.AA21745@dragget.hpl.hp.com>
Subject: Re: Figures and HSPACE and VSPACE
To: ptopping@lightside.com
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 94 11:50:50 GMT
Cc: www-html@www0.cern.ch

> So how would you drop a figure down so the bottom is some distance from the
> baseline of the surrounding text? I would like to be able to include images
> representing inline equations as a stopgap measure until we get our
> equation editor to read/write HTML math.

If you are interested in stopgap measures, then stick to HTML 2.0 as this
is available today, and use IMG to inline images for math. There are
several filters which generate html this way, e.g. webmaker from CERN.
In future, you then then switch to an updated filter that generates HTML 3.0.
The design goal for 3.0 to be backwards compatible with 2.0 will protect your
investment in the earlier documents. Another idea is to keep the documents in
their original format so you can rerun the filters to switch from 2.0 to 3.0
versions as and when suitable.

Note that your question confuses FIG with IMG. The latter is for images that
are placed on a baseline as part of a line of text. In contrast figures float
free with text flowing around them. Each figure is anchored in the text and
you can control the horizontal alignment and whitespace margins.
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