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RE: [Styling and Layout] new use case added: Lists, Outline Lists

From: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:48:22 +0000
To: Jean Kaplansky <Jean.Kaplansky@aptaracorp.com>, DPUB <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
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Good catch!

From: Jean Kaplansky [mailto:Jean.Kaplansky@aptaracorp.com]
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 7:37 PM
Subject: [Styling and Layout] new use case added: Lists, Outline Lists


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Where I have added a use case for Outline Lists that Tzviya and I discussed last week. It occurred to us that only the most rudimentary outline lists are currently supported in HTML5 with UA defaults and CSS. We can certainly use CSS to imply more specific outlining scenarios, but publishers, especially STM and legal publishers, often distinguish between regular ordered lists and highly specific outlines. For example, many hierarchical outline concatenate list item numbers based on point in hierarchy, so you could have  list with items 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, or 1.a, 1.b, 1.c. Right now, there's no OOTB way to do this in HTML5 without building custom CSS to imply the hierarchy.

Please let Tzviya or I know any questions about this use case.


Jean Kaplansky
Digital Content Solutions Architect, Aptara

Invited Expert Member  l  W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group
Task Force Lead  l  W3C Digital Publishing MathML/STM Interest Group
Member  l  IDPF Indexing and Open Annotations EDUPUB Working Groups,
BISG Content Structure Committee, STC, and SSP

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