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Re: Problems with mapping OL to BLOCKQUOTE.

From: Advocate <wotw@inebraska.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 17:32:20 -0500
Message-Id: <v04205501b3e387a7ec97@[]>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
> The repaired HTML script produced by HTML Tidy with the above code patch
> is as follows.
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN">
> <HTML>
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>The Title</TITLE>
> </HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <BLOCKQUOTE><FONT color="blue"><B>Blue Bold Text</B></FONT>
> <OL>
> <LI><FONT color="blue"><B>Item 1</B></FONT></LI>
> <LI><FONT color="blue"><B>Item 2</B></FONT></LI>
> </OL>
> </BODY>
> </HTML>

IMO, this is an abuse of BLOCKQUOTE and HTML Tidy should not 
encourage it by generating it.  BLOCKQUOTE should not be used as an 
indent tag.  If the preservation of the list indenting is preferred, 
a DIV STYLE="text-indent: 3em;" or some such should be generated 
instead so as not to abuse a structural tag for an unrelated 
presentational effect.

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