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Re: [css3-page][css-multicol] break at odd, even and empty pages

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:59:36 +0100
Message-ID: <49E4C0F8.6000309@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "Grant, Melinda" <melinda.grant@hp.com>
CC: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>

Grant, Melinda wrote:

> That seems the most desirable default behavior, so if we add 'odd', 
> 'even', 'recto', and 'verso', that behavior should extend to those 
> values as well, IMO.  We may need to add additional controls in the 
> future to allow a series of blank pages, but I haven't heard strong use 
> cases elucidated for that yet.

I have an example from a book which I am currently typesetting.
Sections (which are like small chapters) are required to
open recto, but the design of a normal section page is
derived from the design of an opening section page (or
vice versa) and it is therefore undesirable for a
section to finish verso and the next section to open
recto on the same spread (because the two designs are
too similar, and when seen on opposite sides of a spread
look bad).  Thus a section that finishes verso must
be followed by two blank pages rather than zero.

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:00:18 UTC

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