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Re: a proposed plan for publishing a public working draft mid-February

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 18:58:51 -0600
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
>To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>; Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 2:34 PM
>Subject: Re: a proposed plan for publishing a public working draft
>mid-February
>>
>> My current open issues are:
>> 3.6 - "Mark up lists and list items properly" - I'm not sure how to do
>this
>>
>>
>> Wendy responded:
>>
>> 3.6  has this been discussed in the group?  could you point me to the
>> discussion in the archives or in minutes?  is the issue that one may
>> identify a list but aren't sure if it is marked up correctly?  a hack that
>> people used to use is an LI outside of a list to force indentation.  or a
>> UL with lots of Ps.  I believe an HTML validator would pick these up (this
>> ought to be verified).
>>

The harder problem for Chris, IMHO, is the case where content is actually a
list and is not marked as such.  Heuristics for when to ask "is this
actually a list?" would have to be checked out for effectiveness.  It is
quite common to see emulation of <UL COMPACT> with <BR> marks.  This is a
good one to turn over to the robot sampling activity, to see what markup is
in actual use for lists, that is not what we recognize as list markup.

Al
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2000 18:55:37 GMT

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