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Re: List elements (was: Tree Presented Lists )

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 17:14:33 -0400
Message-ID: <3B72FD39.43C7DC18@escape.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Frank Tobin wrote:
> Daniel Hiester, at 22:19 on Thu, 19 Jul 2001, wrote:
>     Why is it that we don't simply have an element that means 'list.'
>     Why was it so important to have the markup parser distinguish the
>     difference between an ordered and unordered list?
> I tend to agree here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but semantically, a list
> contains data that should be ordered to be understood correctly.  This
> is what <ol> is for.

A list need not be ordered. Shopping lists aren't.
A set of instructions, however, are.
Received on Thursday, 9 August 2001 17:12:36 UTC

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