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Re: Lists (OL) inside of PRE

From: Rich Fields <fields@slr.orl.lmco.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 09:52:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <38F47F4B.2AB3B970@slr.orl.lmco.com>
> > My reading of HTML4 standard indicates that use of <OL> as a
> > list within a <PRE> block is acceptable.  Am I misunderstanding
> > something?  I'm reading the summary at
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/text.html#h-9.3.4
> >
> > and from this I'm assuming that only the following entities
> > are excluded from PRE: IMG|OBJECT|BIG|SMALL|SUB|SUP
> 
> The only elements allowed inside a PRE are inline elements other than IMG,
> OBJECT, BIG, SMALL, SUB and SUP. OL is a block element, hence not
> permitted.
> 
> It is difficult to see how an OL element could be inside a PRE element,
> since the indentation, numbering style, etc. cannot be known in advance.
> 
> Tim Bagot

I see your point, and I now see how I was misinterpreting the
spec, but interestingly enough, both NS and IE render this,
as well as many other block elements within PRE.  Thanks.

Rich
Received on Wednesday, 12 April 2000 15:31:01 GMT

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