Date: Sat, 19 Nov 1994 10:40:23 +1100 (EST) From: Kent Fitch <Kent.Fitch@its.csiro.au> Subject: Re: Proposed extensions to HTML To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org> In-Reply-To: <MICHAELJ.email@example.com> Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9411191033.A6842-0100000@commsun> On Fri, 18 Nov 1994, Michael Johnson wrote: > >> <OL> > >> Your average ordered list counts 1, 2, 3, ... etc. We have also > >> added the TYPE tag to this element to allow authors to specify > >> whether the want their list items marked with: capital letters > >> (TYPE=A), small letters (TYPE=a), large roman numerals > >> (TYPE=I), small roman numerals (TYPE=i), or the default numbers > >> (TYPE=1). > > Again, style sheet maybe. In the markup, no way. As a humble HTML-spec user with no particular axe to grind, I personally find this one of the most beneficial Netscape changes. Often in the content of a document it is handy to be able to describe a reference to a prior or following point (as in "see para 3 iv below"). Now, this can be done using ANCHOR TAG references, and by explicitly indenting and labelling paragraphs yourself (ie, by not using ORDERED LISTS at all), but I think the proposed OL changes are neater and save work. Kent Fitch Ph: +61 6 276 6711 ITSB CSIRO Canberra Australia firstname.lastname@example.org "O what a tangled WWWeb we weave When we hyper-link-retrieve" - "I stole that from Willy the Shake"