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Re: Restructuring the Ordered List

From: J. King <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 12:44:39 -0500
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
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On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 22:51:57 +1100, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au> wrote:

>    One problem with start is that if an item is inserted in a previous  
> list, then the value of the start attribute would need to be updated.
>    What may be needed is a way to link the lists together semantically.  
>   Perhaps a boolean continue attribute that means this lists continues  
> the previous list, or (probably better) an attribute with an ID REF,  
> referencing a previous list.

Yes, an ID REF would seem to be the most flexible option.  Then you'd  
probably have a little fun with someone referencing an ID that appears  
after the list in question, though.

>    Hmm, maybe, though I don't believe it is semantically important  
> whether the list is presented as a count-up or count-down list, but I'm  
> sure this is debatable.

I would argue that it is.  Often the "latest" entry in a list is of most  
interest to a reader, even in an unstyled environment.  Incremental  
rendering of backwards lists would no doubt be impossible, though.

J. King
Received on Thursday, 25 March 2004 12:45:06 UTC

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