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Re: Tree presented lists (was: Suggestion)

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 18:23:00 -0700
Message-ID: <007201c110ba$84e2c4a0$bb93b2d1@sol>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
>>We wouldn't need to have UL and OL elements.

>Sure we need. How would you distinguish between an ordered and an
>unorderd list if style sheets aren't applied?

That's the idea. The only different between an ordered an unordered list
really is a presentational matter. If you specify the style in the
stylesheet, you can make an UL appear the same way as an OL, in theory.
Because it makes no real difference in terms of the structure of the
document, but only in how it is presented, it could be handled by a
stylesheet better than by having OL, UL, and DL elements.

If someone doesn't apply a stylesheet, then they probably aren't even using
valid XHTML, unless their document simply has no presentational markup in it
at all, and looks like an html document circa 1993.

And, yes, you are right, it is text-indent. I was kind of in a hurry to
finish by that point of the message.

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