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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forrest (a.k.a. xml.apache.org 2.0)
Date Sun, 23 Dec 2001 00:13:34 GMT
Ugo Cei wrote:
> 
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> > Jeremy Quinn wrote:
> 
> >>Consider limiting the width of the body text, for ergonomic reasons.
> >>
> >
> > Can't do that since we'll have <pre> blocks with source code that will
> > dictate how big the width is. (I'm working with 80 columns <pre> blocks
> > just for testing but that's a problem with source-including HTML docs)
> 
> The current Cocoon site has many pages that cannot be printed (at least
> with Mozilla) because the width of the <pre> blocks is so large that the
> width of many pages is bigger than a printed page, thus the righmost
> characters of all lines are truncated.

Right. We'll work on a print-friendly solution with PDF... but still the
best way to do this is to accept guidelines that no more than 80 columns
should be used for source code chunks into docs or the system is not
guaranteed to work as expected.

> Is <pre> the only possibility for displaying source code?

Well, we need a monospaced font or you can say goodbye to your nice
indentation. And tell me how we can have xml and java examples without
respected indentation.

If you have suggestions, I'm wide open.

> By the way, Courier on the screen sucks badly :).

Again, I'm wide open to suggestions.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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