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Re: Frontend suggestions

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  • Subject: [mg111795] Re: Frontend suggestions
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:57:40 -0400 (EDT)

I realize that many people still believe in printed documents, or are forced
to use them by requirements imposed by others. So for them pagination is
important. Nevertheless, it is an ugly artifact imposed by the physical
medium that has nothing to do with the information content.

In electronic media reasonable Sectioning, governed by the subject matter,
with moderate scrolling is a far better way to organize and present

Electronic media have some of their own bad forms and one of these is the
jump-link that jumps to a far distance part of the document to obtain an
ancillary piece of information. An example might be a reference, or a
distant equation that will be used at the reading point. Rather than jumping
to another part of the document (jerking the reader around) the ancillary
information should be brought to the point the reader is at.

David Park
djmpark at  

From: Vince Virgilio [mailto:blueschi at] 

> With Compartment you can now do interactive pagination.


No need for Neologisms.

Why not simply call it a Page?

As you imply, Pagination is a crucial concept.

Vince Virgilio

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