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Re: Proposal for Numbered Headings

From: Clint Laskowski <clint@robotic.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 09:11:19 -0500
Message-ID: <001b01c464f5$716a1800$dc84af0a@lap1>
To: "A Bagi" <ahmed.bagi@virgin.net>, <www-talk@w3.org>

Thank you. This is very interesting.

Now a, perhaps, dumb question... does any browser other than Amya support
CSS2 counters? Based on what I can see, no.

Perhaps a macro (i.e., in HTML-kit) that autonumbers headings is an approach
that is more compatible with today's browsers?

Really, what I'm looking for is a way to generate documents (consulting
reports) with autonumbered headings (in 1, 1.1, 1.1.1 format) other than
MS-Word. PDF, text (and Word) output options are appreciated, but HTML is a
_must_. How the heck is everyone else doing this (i.e., DocBook, etc.)?

-- Clint


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A Bagi" <ahmed.bagi@virgin.net>
To: "Clint Laskowski" <clint@robotic.com>; <www-talk@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: Proposal for Numbered Headings


>
> 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
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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