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Re: text/enriched: Throwing in the towel

1993-09-06 20:19:41
At  9:01 PM 9/6/93 -0400, Nathaniel Borenstein wrote:
Well, this is meaningless on systems that don't support justification,
and the default state on systems that do, so I'm not convinced the
environment is necessary.  You can always just terminate your
flushleft/flushright/center environment....


So, to be absolutely clear, enriched has four states for justification:

1. fully justified or not, depending on the reader implementation's discretion
2. left justified
3. right justified
4. centered

The default is state 1, and leaving all other states returns us to state 1.


It would seem to be cleaner to have this set of states instead:

1. fully justified
2. left justified
3. right justified
4. centered

And then to say that a reading implementation should pick the appropriate
default between state 1 and state 2 (for left->right systems, states 1 and
3 for right->left).  There isn't much practical difference, but it seems
somehow more orderly.

Steve Dorner, Qualcomm Inc.