Re: Proposed extensions to HTML

Mike Piff (
Mon, 21 Nov 1994 09:18:05

From: Mike Piff <>
Date:          Mon, 21 Nov 1994 09:18:05 
Subject:       Re: Proposed extensions to HTML
Message-Id: <>

%>>>    <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.

If the author wishes to refer to item 6a, it is essential he has 
control over the first list producing 6 and the second an a.  Unless 
you intend to have the overhead of symbolic labelling, a la LaTeX.

Thus, it has to be in the markup, *not* the style sheet!

Mike Piff

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