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Re: Lists within Paragraphs

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 14:57:51 -0500
Message-ID: <019201bf3911$b1dc5f20$9baddccf@preferreduser>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Kjetil Kjernsmo" <kjetil.kjernsmo@astro.uio.no>
> Yeah, that's what I think is wrong.

It's not just HTML it is the meaning of the term in the English language! A
paragraph has meant the same thing for about 1000 years,so I'm afraid that
you are not going to change the meaning now <grin/>

Frank

----- Original Message -----
From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil.kjernsmo@astro.uio.no>
To: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Lists within Paragraphs


> On Sat, 27 Nov 1999, Frank Boumphrey wrote:
>
> >Actually a paragraph should not contain other block elements.
>
> Yeah, that's what I think is wrong.
>
> >here is what
> >Websters has to say "A distinct and seperate portion of text", so the
HTML
> >spec is just following normal emantics here.
>
> Eh, well, P is a distinct and seperate portion of text, but I can't see
> why this can't contain some kind of list....
>
> >to do what you want to do use a <div> element.
>
> Yeah, but that would be a workaround I don't want to do.
>
> Best,
>
> Kjetil
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