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Re: OL needs the start attribute

From: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 23:17:11 +0300 (EEST)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.30.0210162306090.23289-100000@kruuna.Helsinki.FI>

On 2002-10-16, Bjoern Hoehrmann uttered to Tantek Çelik:

>While I agree that the attribute value is part of the content, I am not
>able to find a good use case for lists, that do not start with their
>first item; do you have some?

The typical case would be an ordered list interrupted by some intermediary
content, like a paragraph length note on what the group of items below

In this case, I too find it extremely inelegant to cut the list in two,
and to start the second part from higher up. I'd think that if/when there
is a use for this sort of construct, there should be a way to embed
non-item content inside a list, either by making the content model
(li|%block;)+ or defining a new subelement for non-item intervening
content (like (li|list-note)+). In the absence of something like this, the
structure of a list will not be faithfully reflected by the structure of
the document, which I think constitutes something besides proper,
structural markup.
Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy - mailto:decoy@iki.fi, tel:+358-50-5756111
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