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From: Ryan Roberts <hello@ryanroberts.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 20:39:25 +0100
Message-Id: <D0981A66-B22F-4295-9185-48481A23AB4A@ryanroberts.co.uk>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
I came across a problem recently while trying to markup a list within  
a paragraph. Here's an example:

- Today I went to the local store and bought; cheese, bread, milk,  
eggs and a tin of spam. When I got home I found the eggs were rotten  
and the bread was green!

Here we have an inline list within a paragraph, something I would  
guess to be quite common.

It would not be appropriate to break out into a block level list  
surrounded by two separate paragraphs. Using CSS is also out of the  
question because I would then have to embed the list element within  
the paragraph. I suppose I could use the b element to set the list  
text off from the surrounding text but this doesn't convey the correct  
semantic information.

Has a solution for this ever been considered in HTML?  If it has been  
considered is there anything I can read covering why it wasn't accepted?


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Received on Sunday, 26 July 2009 20:44:28 UTC

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