Re: Proposal: New Page Tag

Eric S. Raymond (esr@snark.thyrsus.com)
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 12:14:05 -0500 (EST)


From: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>
Message-Id: <199612191714.MAA10485@snark.thyrsus.com>
Subject: Re: Proposal: New Page Tag
To: amas@lhr-sys.DHL.COM (Andre-John Mas)
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 12:14:05 -0500 (EST)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199612191459.AA243077554@lhrsys20.lhr-sys.DHL.COM> from "Andre-John Mas" at Dec 19, 96 02:59:20 pm

> What I am suggesting is a tag that would signal the preferred position of
> a new page, maybe something like <NP>. This would be a special tag and act
> very much like the 'page-break' ascii character found in the RFC ascii
> written documents. This tag would not be used for display purposes, though
> would come into action when someone decided to print an HTML document.
> 
> This is a tag I would like to see because I have seen documents that have
> been semi-converted to HTML and they look all wrong when I print them.

I suggested this, as <PAGE>, about a year ago, along with a general
interpretation that extended to audio media etc.  I still think it's a good
idea.
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