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From: Erik Vorhes <erik@textivism.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:45:33 -0500
Message-ID: <22d65dda0907130845m43d00766n9253131946406e7c@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Ryosuke Niwa<rniwa at google.com> wrote:
>
> Does anyone see a serious compatibility issue with adding ol / ul as child
> nodes of ol / ul? ?I feel like not allowing them is more problematic given
> the situation.
>

Part of the reason that browsers handle this--
<ul>
    <li></li>
    <ol><li></li></ol>
    <li></li>
</ul>
-- pretty well is because, in HTML 4.01 (and earlier HTML specs), <li>
was not required to be explicitly closed, so it would implicitly
handle that <ol> as a child of the preceding <li>. (Inconsistencies in
rendering most likely arise because the browser havs already found the
explicit close to a list item before getting to the nested list.)

Do you have use case for when a child list is *not* an item in the
parent list? Otherwise, it doesn't make sense *not* to wrap the child
list in the <li> element.

Erik
Received on Monday, 13 July 2009 08:45:33 UTC

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