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Re: Proposal for Numbered Headings

From: A Bagi <ahmed.bagi@virgin.net>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 11:08:34 +0100
Message-ID: <004501c464d3$8ac638a0$0301a8c0@sn023784320093>
To: "Clint Laskowski" <clint@robotic.com>, <www-talk@w3.org>

http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-css3-content-20030514/#counters

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clint Laskowski" <clint@robotic.com>
To: <www-talk@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 4:02 PM
Subject: Proposal for Numbered Headings


>
> Hello, I'm new to this list and apologize if this is the wrong place to
make
> the following proposal. I subscribed soley for the sake of making this
> proposal, so if I'm at the wrong list, please let me know.
>
> PROPOSAL
>
> I'd like to see some facility in HTML for rendering numbered headings. As
> such, I propose the "Nx" tag, where x is the heading level. Default
> rendering would be in a numeric style, but other styles could be optional.
>
> Consider the following pseduo-code:
>
> /* start */
>
> <html>
> <head><title></title></head>
> <body>
> <n1>Report Title</n1>
> <n2>Contents</n2>
> <n3>Introduciton</n3>
> <n4>In the Beginning...</n4>
> <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...</p>
> <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...</p>
> <n4>Next Steps...</n4>
> <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...</p>
> <n3>Conclusion</n3>
> <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...</p>
> <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...</p>
> </body
> </html>
>
> /* end */
>
> This would pseduo-render as follows:
>
> /* start */
>
> 1. Report Title
>
> 1.1 Contents
>
> 1.1.1 Introduction
>
> 1.1.1.1 In the Beginning...
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...
>
> 1.1.1.2 Next Steps...
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...
>
> 1.1.2 Conclusion
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer ...
>
> /* end */
>
> Ideally, styles could be applied to Nx tags so headings could be different
> colors, fonts, bold, etc.
>
> MY QUESTIONS: How do I find out if a proposal like this is already being
> (has been) considered? If not, how do I find out if there is interest? If
> so, how do I proceed with my proposal? And, since it is unlikely such a
> proposal would be adopted and implemented in any popular browser any time
> soon (in a human lifetime), might anyone have pointers to work-arounds for
a
> similary capability (numbered headings)?
>
> Any help will be appreciated.
>
> -- Clint Laskowski, President
> -- Robotic Systems, Inc.
> -- clint@robotic.com
>
>
Received on Thursday, 8 July 2004 06:13:27 GMT

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