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[docbook] Re: what defines a "verbatim" environment?
- From: Norman Walsh <ndw at nwalsh dot com>
- To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at mindspring dot com>
- Cc: docbook mailing list <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 19:39:56 -0500
- Subject: [docbook] Re: what defines a "verbatim" environment?
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/ "Robert P. J. Day" <email@example.com> was heard to say:
| also, what does it mean to say that an element has a format
| of "linespecific", anyway? why that word?
The word "linespecific" is intended to convey that the lines are a
specific part of the content, that is that whitespace and line breaks
are not treated like ordinary whitespace but are instead respected.
How that particular word came to be invented is lost in the mists of
| and what other
| format would be possible?
| and does the "linenumbering" extension apply only to verbatim
| environments (which is the way i read it).
Because there is a one-to-one correspondence between input lines and
output lines in verbatim environments. Enumerating the lines of other
elements, like paragraphs, would have to be done by the formatter that
actually lays out lines.
Be seeing you,
Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> | The intellect is a diœcious
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | plant, and books are the bees
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | which carry the quickening pollen
| from one to another mind.--J. R.
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