[NTG-context] Testpage with extras

Keith J. Schultz schultzk at uni-trier.de
Sat Feb 1 10:15:25 CET 2014


Hi Hans,

how about the \ifleftonpage, or something like that?

Just trying to have the name of the command more literate.

Of course if the conditional part is to be expanded to something
more elaborate then pagechecker would be fine!

regards
	Keith.

Am 31.01.2014 um 11:18 schrieb Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl>:

> On 1/31/2014 10:46 AM, Keith J. Schultz wrote:
> 
>> Personally, I find the names used sub-optimal!
> 
> we had testpage and that one stays anyway and checkpage is close to that (overloading testpage with a new syntax is messy)
> 
>> I would think something like conditionalbreak or conditionalpagebreak
>> would be better and verbose.
> 
> the new check command could evolve in more than break .. in fact it just checks and then does some action (not per se a break)
> 
>> Other names could be ifpagelength, ifpagelengthstill, leftonpage, or
>> something similar.
> 
> one can say
> 
> \definepagechecker[leftonpage]
> 
> and then use it like
> 
> \chechpage[leftonpage]
> 
>> I assume you have implemented checkpage as an added layer on top
>> of testpage!
> 
> no, the reverse
> 
>> At least the test is if X lines left on page or still fit on page!
>> 
>> I also have a question. Are the commands setuppagechecker sothat
>> 
>> \definepagechecker[whatever]
>> 
>> \setuppagechecker[whatever]
>>  [lines=35,
>>   voffset=10pt,
>>   before={\vfill\wordright{(see next page)}\par},
>>   after=\noindentation]
>> 
>> and also
>> 
>> \checkpage [lines=35,
>>   voffset=10pt,
>>   before={\vfill\wordright{(see next page)}\par},
>>   after=\noindentation]
> 
> in that case you use those values, while
> 
> \checkpage
>  [whatever]
>  [lines=12]
> 
> would overload given whatever values
> 
> > Question: what is the voffset used for? Line height? If so then a better
>> name for this
>> would be nice, too!
> 
> it's 'offset' ... and it's like the second argument of testpage (i can't think of another key so i've chosen one that already is part of context, which has advantages)

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