bugGNU roff - Bugs: bug #64588, [mm] H1dot register is inflexible

 
 

bug #64588: [mm] H1dot register is inflexible

Submitter:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Submitted:  Thu 24 Aug 2023 08:16:41 AM UTC
   
 
Category:  Macro package mm Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
* Mandatory Fields

Add a New Comment Rich Markup
   

Thu 24 Aug 2023 08:16:41 AM UTC, original submission:  

I have some complaints.

  • I don't like the name "H1dot".


  • The document author might want the dots to appear in headings only at a certain heading level; in other words, why don't we have a threshold register for this as we do almost all other heading behavior?


  • The document author might want dots in the formatted heading but not in cross references to them using groff mm's "new (sic) reference system".  They get unconditionally stored, except at the first level if `H1dot` is cleared.  This is inflexible; it's much easier to not store the dot in the first place than strip it out later.


For example, the package defaults give us outcomes like this.


See chapter 3., page 5.
See chapter 2.1, page 3.


We might consider storing strings for the headings in end-dotted and non-end-dotted forms, trusting the user to (re-)define the Qrf string as needed (and as already encouraged).


G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Group administrator

 

(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach Files:
   
   
Comment:
   

No files currently attached

 

Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found

 

Carbon-Copy List
  • -email is unavailable- added by gbranden (Submitted the item)
  •  

    There are 0 votes so far. Votes easily highlight which items people would like to see resolved in priority, independently of the priority of the item set by tracker managers.

    Only logged-in users can vote.

     

    No changes have been made to this item

    Back to the top

    Powered by Savane 3.13-58d6.
    Corresponding source code