Re: Portrait vs. Landscape (was Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns)

Clive Bruton (clive@typonaut.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 15 Aug 97 22:36:21 +0100


Date: Fri, 15 Aug 97 22:36:21 +0100
From: Clive Bruton <clive@typonaut.demon.co.uk>
To: Peter Flynn <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <871681145.147350.0@[194.205.134.112]>
Subject: Re: Portrait vs. Landscape (was Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns)

Peter Flynn wrote at 15/8/97 10:13 pm

>Difficult to know what to do with it when your document model is
>pageless and the user controls the window geometry. I guess you could
>put it between columns in MULTICOL, though.

Isn't that reason enough for inclusion?

>
>> But it is true the pure SGML (not as implemented by HTML) doesn't 
>> prohibit a model that would allow for horizontal representation.
>
>I don't know any document model that prohibits it. Can you explain
>more what a "horizontal representation" is? Do you mean typesetting
>at 90 degrees?

Haven't a clue here either, but I see no reason why type should not =
be "rotatable", perhaps in increments of 90=B0.

If multilayering makes sense then so too does angled type.


-- Clive