[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Using tbl(1) for structure definitions

From: James K. Lowden
Subject: Re: Using tbl(1) for structure definitions
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 16:26:43 -0400

On Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:41:40 +0200
Ingo Schwarze <> wrote:

> The reason is not that mandoc tbl(7) to HTML conversion is bad but
> that a structure display *is not tabular data*.

Ingo's point is irrefutable.  Whenever a technology is used toward an
unintended end, problems inevitably arise.  (I exclude uses unforeseen
by the designer but encompassed in the design.) 

The goal of better output for structure definitions is salubrious.
What is considered problematic currently, and what is Alejandro's goal,
in terms of output?  

I've seen a lot of discussion about using tbl(1) to that end, but I
don't recall a "white paper" laying out the problem statement and
rationale for that particular solution. 


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]