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Re: OL needs the start attribute

From: Andrew McFarland <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 09:00:20 +0100
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At 23:17 16/10/2002 +0300, Sampo Syreeni wrote:
>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

I've encountered this sort of problem. For _some_ circumstances the 
paragraph can be non list content in which case it makes sense to split the 
list and insert the paragraph between the two halves. The problem with 
doing this (apart from the numbering issue) is that the two parts of the 
list aren't associated in the HTML.

Being able to associate the two parts of the list - by giving the two ol 
elements the same name attribute for example - would solve both the 
numbering problem and the association problem here.


Andrew McFarland
UNITE Solutions
Received on Thursday, 17 October 2002 04:16:08 UTC

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