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Re: [XHTML2] Inline list element proposal

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 12:25:59 -0500
Message-ID: <410-220031229172559890@mindspring.com>
To: "Ineke van der Maat" <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Cc: www-html@w3.org




> [Original Message]
> From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
> To: <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
> Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
> Date: 12/9/2003 2:07:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [XHTML2] Inline list element proposal
>

> I don't see how you want to show your inline-list-elements when
> stylesheets are turned off.  This is a requirement for accessibility.

In the absence of specific styling information, the inline list elements
would have exactly the same effect as span, thus the default
presentation of 

<p><il><label>My favorite colors</label> are <ili>green</ili> and
<ili>blue</ili></il>.</p>

would be exactly the same as:

<p>My favorite colors are green and blue.</p>

or:

<p>My favorite colors are <span class="color">green</span>
and <span class="color">blue</span>.</p>

It's an inline element with no particular styling information at
all associated with it.  It's only purpose is to indicate that here
is a list of items embedded inside inline text content.

The embedded list is equivalent to the list:
<ul>
<label>My favorite colors</label>
<li>green</li>
<li>blue</li>
</ul>
but in the absence of styling info or an interface used by a
user agent to extract embedded lists it wouldn't be
displayed that way.
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2003 12:26:06 GMT

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