[NTG-context] Misnamed parameter in \setuppagenumbering?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Jun 8 13:27:45 CEST 2017


On 6/8/2017 8:59 AM, Henri Menke wrote:
> Dear list,
> 
> On TeX.SX there was a question about why ConTeXt starts the document with a left instead of a right
> page.  Turns out the OP merely confused "marginedge" with "inmargin".  However, that made me wonder,
> is "marginedge" perhaps misnamed when it does not place the pagenumber in the margin close to the
> edge of the page?  I think it should be named "marginspine" instead.  The below MWE should
> illustrate the problem.
> 
> Cheers, Henri
> 
> ---
> 
> \setuppagenumbering
>    [
>      alternative=doublesided,
>      location={footer,marginedge},
>    ]
> 
> \starttext
> Behold the pagenumber on the left
> \stoptext
the edge is the area next to the margin (outer sides) and mostly meant 
as independent area for interactive purposes (so one can simply set 
their width to zero for paper) ... the terminology will not change as 
it's been so for a long time

Hans


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