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From: Joe Mansheim <joemansh@interl.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 12:58:47 -0500
Message-ID: <3B571FD7.C0816CEC@interl.net>
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
I would like to suggest a new type of list call a tree list.
I think it would make structured information clearer to the reader.

For example:
<UL type=tree>
<LI> first
<LI> second
<LI> third
<UL type=tree>
<LI> first nested
<LI> second nested
<LI> third nested
<LI> forth (resumed)

Would appear something like:
*-+--- first
  |--- second
  |-+- third
  | |--- first nested
  | |--- second nested
  | +--- third nested
  +--- forth (resumed)

   I think it would be very useful and easy to do.
This could be  programmed to display as it reads.  
If each <UL type=tree> saves the coordinates of 
the bottom of its vertical line, and each list item 
(except the first) draws its vertical line up to that
   Also it  should  have the same noshade and size 
features that the horizontal rule has.
   This might be used for family trees.
   If Small tables could be nested inside of the list 
items it would make an even more dramatic visual.


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