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[whatwg] [HTML5] Named start values for lists?

From: dolphinling <lists@dolphinling.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 16:23:36 -0400
Message-ID: <44A04248.1060403@dolphinling.net>
HTML5 brings back the |start| attribute on ordered lists. This allows a 
list to semantically start with a number other than one. It seems like 
the major use case for this is to split lists up, so that a single list 
is marked by multiple <ol>s.

Would it therefore make sense to allow named start values, so that the 
author doesn't have to go through and re-number everything when a new 
item is added at the top? And if so, should they be considered 
semantically one list? And if so, would it make sense for it to also 
apply to unordered lists, so that they can be split up, too?

Or would all that be an abuse, and something that's one list should use 
only one <?l> ?

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