Originally Posted by Peter Sorotokin
widow/orphan control won't work in that case.
That's what I feared.
Reading again the relevant part of the spec, tells me that's indeed the case:
In the normal flow, page breaks can occur at the following places:
1. In the vertical margin between block boxes. [...]
2. Between line boxes inside a block box.
These breaks are subject to the following rules:
Rule A: [...]
Rule B: [...]
Rule C: Breaking at (2) is allowed only if the number of line boxes between the break and the start of the enclosing block box is the value of 'orphans' or more, and the number of line boxes between the break and the end of the box is the value of 'widows' or more.
Rule D: [...]
It does not say 'widows' and 'orphans' affect breaks at (1), which is what I'd wish in this case.