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

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 08:53:15 -0500
Message-ID: <001901bf634d$b2dd1c50$b040968e@ic.utoronto.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
> The harder problem for Chris, IMHO, is the case where content is actually
a
> list and is not marked as such.
>
Yes. What forms of text should be made into a list?

If you have a series of text blocks (separated by <P> or <BR>) that start
with a 'bullet' image or an identifier ("1." or "1)" or "a." etc.) should we
prompt the user to convert them to a list?

Chris

----- Original Message -----
From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: a proposed plan for publishing a public working draft
mid-February


> >----- 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
>
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