Re: [Rfc-markdown] [xml2rfc-dev] [xml2rfc] <br> is back, was: New xml2rfc release: v2.32.0

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Fri, 18 October 2019 18:51 UTC

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On Oct 18, 2019, at 19:36, Henrik Levkowetz <henrik@levkowetz.com>; wrote:
> 
> RADIUS Attributes for Softwire
>      Mechanisms Based on Address plus Port (A
>      +P)
> 
>    which is less than perfect.  Having <br/> as a tool makes sense to me
>    here too.

The problem with <br/> here is that this really is conditional on a specific line length.
My screen does not have a problem with

  RADIUS Attributes for Softwire Mechanisms Based on Address plus Port (A+P)

(Not sure you can see this, but this is all on one line.)

Binding things together more tightly works better here than providing fixed places for breaking things apart.

Line breaking in titles is sometimes weird when the original form is multiple semantically separate lines and one wants a form that fits on one line.  Typically, dashes are added, so

      Quantities and units
      Part 13: Information science and technology

becomes

      Quantities and units – Part 13: Information science and technology

Breaking this up again might lead to

      Quantities and units –
      Part 13: Information science and technology

Which is OK but not really what is wanted.
(Are document titles poetry?)

Grüße, Carsten