Re: colours for bullets - this one is simple, works, & addresses
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
<p> my text
<table> ... </table>
and create a couple of flow objects that can be placed side-by-side on
DSSSL should be able to handle this quite well.
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Corporation for National Research Initiatives
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