Re: Proposal: New Page Tag

Chris Wilson (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 09:55:58 -0800

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From: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <>
To: "'Eric S. Raymond'" <>,
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Subject: RE: Proposal: New Page Tag
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 09:55:58 -0800

There is currently work being done under the auspices of the W3C to
enable better printing control for HTML, including page-breaks. It is
being proposed as a set of stylesheet constructs, not as HTML tags.

Chris Wilson

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Eric S. Raymond []
>Sent:	Thursday, December 19, 1996 9:14 AM
>To:	amas@lhr-sys.DHL.COM
>Subject:	Re: Proposal: New Page Tag
>> 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
>	<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>