Ordered list syntax.

Lou Quillio public at quillio.com
Fri Mar 26 21:58:27 EST 2004

> Well, the problem with that is that you wouldn't be able to have lists 
> within paragraphs.

That'd be invalid XHTML 1.0, even Transitional.  Can't have a list 
*within* a paragraph.  For example, the following is invalid because of 
nested block-level elements:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
	<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
	<title>List in a paragraph</title>
			<li>What are you wearing, chica?</li>

Then again, maybe I should get out more.


Lou Quillio
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On Mar 26, 2004, at 9:44 PM, Daniel Axelrod wrote:

> On Friday, March 26, 2004, at 09:36  PM, Jason Clark wrote:
>> On Mar 26, 2004, at 7:45 PM, Michel Fortin wrote:
>>>  Easy, just write the rule that way: "A list must be separated from 
>>> the previous paragraph by a period or a colon at the end of the 
>>> previous line, or by a blank line". What do you think of this rule?
>> These are good test cases.  By the time I'd reached the end of the 
>> examples, I had concluded that a blank line should precede all lists 
>> to disambiguate them... but of course this may not behave as most 
>> people expect, most of the time.
> Well, the problem with that is that you wouldn't be able to have lists 
> within paragraphs.
>> Adding the period and colon caveats should address most cases where a 
>> list is desired
> If this is also allowed, I guess that might be acceptable. My concern 
> is that we may begoing oto far to fix what is a somewhat uncommon edge 
> case.
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