> >  > (iii)  A generalization could be to let text (and floats) flow through
 > >  > an arbitrary page number pattern (useful for critical editions?)
 > > 
 > > it would be interesting to come up with a spec for this. basically what
 > > would be missing for something like this is a way to control float pages.
 > Do you think the problem is different for text and float pages? 

no, I'm just saying that at the moment the generation of floatpages is greedy
(for good reasons really) in that it will attempt to build floatpages after
every finished page and at the moment only stops doing that if there aren't
enough floats waiting.