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Re: fringe bugs and issues (and a couple display margin bugs)


From: Alveola Petrofsky
Subject: Re: fringe bugs and issues (and a couple display margin bugs)
Date: 23 Jan 2002 03:21:05 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.50

address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:
> 
> > Perhaps you can come up with a strange possible application of margins
> > for which the other order is preferable, and perhaps that is an
> > argument for making the order configurable, but don't you agree that
> > putting the fringe next to the body text is the more sensible default?
> 
> All I'm saying is that a single example is not enough to make such 
> decisions.  We need either _a_lot_ of examples, or some general 
> considerations that would point to this direction without any particular 
> examples.

Huh?  Didn't you get the other half of my post:

> > We don't know what will most commonly be put in display margins,
> > but we do know that fringes' primary purpose is to display marks
> > indicating continuation and truncation of body text, not of
> > marginal text.  They have nothing to do with margin text.  How
> > could it be more natural to put them on the outside of the margins
> > rather than at the point of truncation?

Isn't that precisely "general considerations that would point to this
direction without any particular examples"?

-al



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