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Re: groff 1.22.4 mandb 2.11.2 man -H tbl not rendered

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: groff 1.22.4 mandb 2.11.2 man -H tbl not rendered
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2023 01:12:29 -0600

Hi Brian,

At 2023-02-21T08:16:27-0700, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2023-02-21 00:04, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> > I'm not quite sure what you're reporting.
> > If that isn't it, can you supply me with a malfunctioning specimen,
> > and describe what you expected?
> Just another data point for issues with long -man page multi-"page"
> tables not rendering on non-tty devices/file formats.

Ah, I understand you now.  Yes.  A "table continuation" (`.T&`) isn't
treated in most (any?) respects like a separate table by tbl(1).

For example, this input:


...produces only four lines around the table region; it doesn't put a
horizontal line between "foo" and "bar"--the `.T&` token does not start
a "separate table".

I'll have a look at the caveats regarding multi-page boxed or
column-heading-requiring tables and see if they need to say "table
region" instead of "table" in some places.

Thanks for clarifying.


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