Re: [iola-conversion-tool] Trimming Whitespace from the beginning of DISCUSS and COMMENT

Ole Laursen <olau@iola.dk> Fri, 02 March 2012 13:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [iola-conversion-tool] Trimming Whitespace from the beginning of DISCUSS and COMMENT
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2012/3/1 Henrik Levkowetz <henrik@levkowetz.com>om>:
>> Here's an example where the current behavior and what I entered interact
>> badly for the web presentation.
>>
>> <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-pcp-base/ballot/>
>
> Right.  Here you actually would have been best off with the ability to
> have paragraphs handled as flowed, but the ascii-art handled as pre-
> formatted text.

I can't help wondering if one could handle this particular case with a
smarter paragraph detector. If we could see that the first paragraph
is an ordinary text paragraph, then we could ignore the newlines in it
and get a perfect reflow. I don't know if this is wishful thinking,
though.


Ole