On Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 3:23 AM Joseph Wright <[log in to unmask]

> I'm mindful of the link, but at present can't say what exactly the
> result will be :)
> I suspect this will need to be explored once a more fully worked-out
> l3draw is finished. Possibly coffins will be used instead of nodes ...
> not sure.

For l3draw, it does make a kind of sense to hand-off typesetting actual
text to the coffins module.

For absolute positioning, I wonder whether it might be reasonable to have
implicit coffins (with nothing inside them, but with poles other coffins
can be attached to) for the page and/or text-block.

Then again, creating these might be functions of the eventual L3 successor
to the geometry package. (Headers and footers and margin notes are all
going to be in coffins, come the day—right?)