(j3.2006) 007 formatting

Van Snyder van.snyder
Fri Mar 2 16:15:10 EST 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 18:22 +0900, Malcolm Cohen wrote:
> > 2.  If you want it, do you want it centered in the footer, or on the
> > interior edge (the page number goes on the outer edge)?
> Interior edge, no question.
> > 3.  Do you want (part of) the subclause title too?  This might be
> handy
> > in Clause 13.  I could do it only for the intrinsic procedure names
> and
> > not for anything else if that would be helpful.
> Clause title would be ok.  Centred.
> Some of our clause titles could be snappier.
> (And some clauses could be split, e.g. c07.)

TeX uses a system of "marks" to get hold of the section number effective
on a page.  It needs to do this because of the asynchronous way it sets
pages.  It may process a section heading that's several inches down the
next page before it decides to set the current one.  It only has two
marks, one of which is supposed to be the first one on the page, and the
other the last one, although I guess I don't quite understand how it
works since I can't consistently get the first or last subclause number
on a page into the footer.  Anyway, there's no place to remember two

There's probably a way to put some kind of separator character in the
middle of a string, and then tear it apart again, but I haven't a clue
how to do that.

So we either get the subclause number and title on the inner edge, or we
get both of them centered.

Best regards,

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