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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 02:00:58 -0600

Hello again Brian,

At 2023-02-22T01:12:31-0600, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> Ah, I understand you now.  Yes.  A "table continuation" (`.T&`) isn't
> treated in most (any?) respects like a separate table by tbl(1).
> 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.

I think you've identified an ambiguity in my writing and/or thinking.  I
have the following change in my working copy.  Does this read more

diff --git a/src/preproc/tbl/ b/src/preproc/tbl/
index 6fd06d634..15a3c7638 100644
--- a/src/preproc/tbl/
+++ b/src/preproc/tbl/
@@ -146,13 +146,21 @@ and
 Each such
 .I table region
-encloses one or more tables.
+encloses one or more table descriptions.
 Within a table region,
 table descriptions beyond the first must each be preceded
 by an input line beginning with
 .BR .T& .
+This mechanism does not start a new table region;
+all table descriptions are treated as part of their
+.BR .TS / .TE
+even if they are boxed or have column headings that repeat on subsequent
+(see below).


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