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Re: What kelvSYC thinks of XHTML 2.0

From: Jonas Jørgensen <jonasj@jonasj.dk>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 04:25:02 +0200
Message-ID: <3D571C7E.1020801@jonasj.dk>
To: www-html@w3.org

kelvSYC wrote:
> KelvSYC's point #7. I think that <ol> and <ul> should be put together.  If
> it's up to CSS to generate numbering/bulleting, then having two elements
> that are basically the same is "excess baggage".

I disagree; I think differentiating between ordered and unordered lists 
is important. With unordered lists, the order doesn't matter, so user 
agents are free to sort them (e.g. alphabetize them). With ordered list, 
the original order is significant and must not be changed. <ul> is good 
for things like a list of known bugs in a program (in no particular 
order), while <ol> is more suitable for a list of steps to reproduce a 
certain bug (must be done in that order).

/Jonas

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