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[Bug 13128] Allow wrapping list items in DIV elements

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Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 06:28:44 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13128

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #8 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-08-14 06:28:44 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: 

If the only reason is styling, then we should fix this in CSS. Requiring that
authors wrap random parts of their documents in <div>s just so they can style
them is a failure of the style layer and a layering violation. You shouldn't
have to change the markup to get the look you want.

Furthermore, this massively complicates the processing that tools would have to
do to process lists. Right now it's very simple, you get the element and you
walk its children. If we make the markup at this level arbitrarily complicated,
it's going to cause all kinds of troubles.

Another reason is that it's syntactically dangerous. Can you spot the mistake
here?

   <ul>
     <li>...
     <li>...
     <div>
      <li>...
      <li>...
     </div>
     <li>...
   </ul>

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