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Re: colours for bullets - this one is simple, works, & addresses

From: Fred L. Drake <fdrake@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 15:18:01 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
cc: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.970416151040.8635A-100000@weyr>

On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, David Perrell wrote:
> Gavin Nicol wrote:
> > No. Paragraphs can have siblings, table rows can have siblings,
> > and there is most certainly a tree.
> 
> If paragraphs could have tables and lists as siblings there wouldn't be
> a layout problem. Allow the structural relationship and the formatting
> problem goes away.


  I'm getting the impression here that there's some confusion about the 
terminology; David's descriptions appear to indicate that he wants tables 
as *children* of paragraphs, which the DTDs I've seen don't allow.  The 
*sibling* relationship is there; tables can follow paragraphs and 
paragraphs can follow tables, in any combination.  Table cells can have 
paragraphs as children.

  I don't see any reason to allow tables as children of paragraphs; 
sibling relationships should suffice.  If you want a paragraph and table 
to be presented side by side using something like align=left, the use 
whatever NS magic is needed or, if you want anyone to be able to read the 
document, use a substantial formatting package that can take

  <div class=table-para-pair>
    <p> my text
    <table> ... </table>
  </div>

and create a couple of flow objects that can be placed side-by-side on 
the output.

  DSSSL should be able to handle this quite well.


  -Fred

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Received on Wednesday, 16 April 1997 15:24:33 GMT

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