[Oberon] Re (2): Re (2): suggestions for documentation.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Thu Apr 3 16:05:15 CEST 2014

From:	Jan Verhoeven <jan at verhoeven272.nl>
Date:	Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:48:54 +0200
> In HTML the ultimate format is defined 
> by webbrowser, screen parameters, window parameters. 

Exactly!  The principle of local browser responsibility 
for presentation, which is appropriate for many requirements. 
But not the only possibility.

> In a PDF I can force MY format.

And HTML has the preformatted element.
For example, it can be used to make a facsimile of a 
historical document, possibly within a contemporary document.
"Preformatted" tends to be abused when browser responsibility 
for presentation is not understood.  Sorry to be repetative 
but the concept is important.  Some additional examples are here.

> For technical matters, especially the kind where there is 
> a sequence in figures and text, ...

Such as 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiview_orthographic_projection ?
As an exercise, view it on desktop system, then on a 
laptop and then on a smart phone.  The page is legible 
in all three environments.  Then on your desktop, make 
a screenshot of the page or part of it.  Save as PDF 
or JPG or PNG.  Then try to read the result on the smart 

> ... sequence in figures and text, ...

That is a part of the subject of styling and is discussed here.

> For entertainment purposes, HTML will do just fine. For technical 
> matters, ...

Are pages such as these entertainment or are they technical 
I can't make the distinction.

Regards,           ... Peter E.

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