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Date:   Fri, 3 Sep 2021 15:34:09 +0900
From:   Akira Yokosawa <akiyks@...il.com>
To:     Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>
Cc:     jack@...e.cz, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, tytso@....edu,
        Akira Yokosawa <akiyks@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] ext4: docs: switch away from list-table

Hi Jon,

On Thu,  2 Sep 2021 16:08:53 -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:

> Commit 3a6541e97c03 (Add documentation about the orphan file feature) added
> a new document on orphan files, which is great.  But the use of
> "list-table" results in documents that are absolutely unreadable in their
> plain-text form.  Switch this file to the regular RST table format instead;
> the rendered (HTML) output is identical.

In the "list tables" section of doc-guide/sphinx.rst, the first paragraph
starts with the sentence:

    We recommend the use of list table formats.

Yes, the disadvantage of list tables is mentioned later in the paragraph:

    Compared to the ASCII-art they might not be as comfortable for readers
    of the text files.

, but I still see list-table is meant as the preferred format.

If you prefer the ASCII-art form for simple tables, you might need to
de-emphasize the above mentioned recommendation as well.

        Thanks, Akira

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