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Re: XHTML Page Break Suggestion

From: Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper@bryant-greene.name>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:44:55 +1200
Message-ID: <42DF0C27.8060305@bryant-greene.name>
To: andy <phil.andy.graves@gmail.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org

andy wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has been covered before, but why doesn't any HTML
> spec have anything about page breaks written in it? Sometimes I just
> need a hard break between specific paragraphs that I write, and all
> flavors of HTML, including XHTML, don't include it. Sure I can just
> create a whole new page, but sometimes that's just not as desirable,
> or even easy (do you know exactly when your document is going to break
> on a page printout, and when Firefox is going to split an image in
> half?)
> 
> I think this would handle one of the two major issues as to why I'd
> rather get the sometimes-available pdf version of a document over it's
> HTML sibling. The only other issue is inline media, and I doubt that
> will ever be properly handled in a single ml type file.
> 
> In conclusion, I think a page break tag in some later version of XHTML
> would add more than it would take away.

You're looking for the CSS page-break-* declarations. What you suggest 
is not semantic/structural, it is presentational, and therefore belongs 
in CSS.

Jasper
Received on Thursday, 21 July 2005 02:45:13 GMT

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