[NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 2 12:03:36 CET 2010


On 25-2-2010 21:17, James Fisher wrote:
> Hi Hans,
>
>
> Thanks for the reply -- and sorry for the rather grumpy way in which I posed
> the question.  The problem for me was this mysterious "width=middle",
> "height=middle" -- this is fairly undocumented at
> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layout .  There is a mention of
> "width=middle", but it's just followed by some code, most of which seems to
> be irrelevant ("if cutspace == 0pt then cutspace = backspace; end"), and
> there is no mention of "height=middle".  I would be more than willing to
> document this myself, but what is it that "width=middle" actually *does*?
> And what does "middle" actually *mean* -- the middle of *what*?

just the space between back- and cutspace

(there's also fit, which takes edges into account as they play a role in 
interactive documents)

Hans

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