[texhax] target page number of label

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Wed Dec 21 19:52:13 CET 2005


> Martin Schröder wrote:
> > PS: Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-posting
> And then ignore it.   Most of the world is perfectly happy
> for you to interpolate your response to a message above,
> below, or interspersed with, the original; a few individuals
> -- often the same individuals who believe that
> 	http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Thanks that's an interesting page.

> 		and
> 	ftp://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/l2tabu/english/l2tabuen.pdf

This link requires a password!!

> have the same status as a Papal edict or an EEC directive --
> believe otherwise, but they form such a small (yet incredibly
> vocal) minority that they can safely be ignored :-)
> ** Phil.

Funny, you used an inline approach yourself!

Thanks Martin for the new pointer.  I now use it in my .sig!

People who top post (clearly not including Martin!) are either don't
know about better methods or are unaware that they are making much
unnecessary work (read: torture) for their readers.  The purpose of
communication is to get a message across clearly.  This is the same as
the purpose of LaTeX/TeX.  There are good ways of posting and there
are good ways of typesetting.  Top posting is not a good method, just
as word processors are a bad method.  yes, top posting, like word
processors, is easy but the results are ugly and hard to work with.  I
received a top posted conversation, it was gobledegook just like the
example at wiki, but much worse because it went for pages, with
repeats.  It was pretty hard to untangle.


  Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
  permanent email: toms at alum.mit.edu (use only if first address fails)


More information about the texhax mailing list