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FW: OL needs the start attribute

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 11:54:37 -0400
Message-ID: <A10A983C9DFBD4119F0300104B2EA6B725FD52@ZIPPY>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

> > List item labels are *part of content*.
> 
> How something like this::
> 
> <ol numbers="auto">
>   <li>item 1</li>
>   <li>item 2</li>
>   <li>item 3</li>
>   <li>item 4</li>
>   <li>item 5</li>
> </ol>
> 
> gives:
> 1. item 1
> 2. item 2
> 3. item 3
> 4. item 4
> 5. item 5
> 
> <ol numbers="manual">
>   <li><n>1.</n>article 1</li>
>   <li><n>2.</n>article 2</li>
>   <li><n>3.</n>article 3</li>
>   <li><n>3a.</n>article 3a</li>
>   <li><n>4.</n>article 4</li>
> </ol>
> 
> gives:
> 1. item 1
> 2. item 2
> 3. item 3
> 3a. item 3a
> 4. item 4


The problem I see with this is that it's not backwards 
compatible.  In an older browser, this:

<ol numbers="manual">
  <li><n>1.</n>article 1</li>
  <li><n>2.</n>article 2</li>
  <li><n>3.</n>article 3</li>
  <li><n>3a.</n>article 3a</li>
  <li><n>4.</n>article 4</li>
</ol>

would probably render as this:

1. 1.article 1
2. 2.article 2
3. 3.article 3
4. 3a.article 3a
5. 4.article 4


Regards,
Peter
Received on Friday, 18 October 2002 11:47:54 GMT

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