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James Kilfiger <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 28 Oct 1999 18:28:24 +0100
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I was thinking rather vaguely about templates for sectional heading.
I can think of at three style for authors to make sectional headings.
As now, with section commands, with section evironments, and in a
list-like manner. Templates for headings should be able of supporting
classes that use a mixture of these styles.
  About the syntax for sectional commands, the most useful thing would
be a separation of the numbering/nonumbering and table of contents
options.  A possible approach would be two true/false arguments, would
a specification like {s o m s} be hard to remember and use? so perhaps
the specification should be something like {s o m o}, the final argument
defaulting to [t] for `table of contents' or [ht] for header and table
of contents.  (BTW this seems to show a general problem in Latex syntax
when two or more indepedent optional arguments are required.)
  It would be useful if the templates allowed putting stuff before or
after the section heading, useful for drawing rules and so on.  Is this
worthy of a an argument to the template.

On another matter, how will collection instances be used? Will
environments select a collection.  Would it be useful if \begin{myenv}
implictly called \UseCollection{myenv}.  You could use this to prohibit
sectional headings in floats, or \item outside of lists.  Would this be
within the expected use of collections.