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RE: FW: OL needs the start attribute

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 13:33:58 -0400
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To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

Bertilo Wennergren:
> Peter Foti (PeterF):
> > An Ordered List is a series of items in a sequence, a recurrent
> > linear pattern.  In the example given, 3/3a/4 represent 3 items
> > in a linear pattern (with 3 being first, 3a being second, and 4
> > being third).  The problem is that a numbering system does not
> > exist that contains these values.  My view is that the
> > displaying of 3/3a/4 is presentational and should be handled by
> > CSS.
> If it's just presentational, then it should be perfectly OK if the
> details of the presentation suggested are ignored. The page 
> should work
> just fine without any CSS.
> If the details of the numbering are essential, and the document would
> suffer if those details are not presented exactly as whished, 
> then they
> are part of the content, and should be specified directly in 
> the content.

I agree. If the numbering is considered critical to the understanding of the
document, then it is content.
Received on Thursday, 17 October 2002 13:27:23 UTC

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