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FW: indenting

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 18:00:44 -0500
Message-ID: <01BF41A7.A8C52720.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Okay, if not tables (and not CSS) you could always use <UL>.  This gets you 
the indentation and is not an abuse of HTML, but it will also start each 
indented section with a bullet.

I am thinking it would go like this:

Main document body.  Blah Blah Blah.
<LI>Level one indent.  Blah Blah Blah.  LI keeps paragraph text which wraps 
indented like you want.
<P>To start a new paragraph with the indentation, but without another 
bullet, just use the P tag.  If this goes on long enough, people might 
hardly notice the bullet at the beginning!
<LI>This paragraph is indented to level two.  Repeat this and the P trick 
as necessary.
Back to main document body.  Blah Blah Blah.

Just one more technique!

On Wednesday, December 08, 1999 9:09 AM, Jamie Fox 
[SMTP:jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov] wrote:
> I had considered using tables but they are large documents with up to 
> levels of indenting.  Besides the burden on downloading the files via 
> in accounts in the field, our main audience, browsers seem to choke up a
> bit on large tables.  I've decided that in this instance the document 
> not likely suffer significantly from the use of an older browser.  Thanks 

> for the suggestion though.
> -Jamie
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bruce Bailey [SMTP:bbailey@clark.net]
> Sent:	Tuesday, December 07, 1999 6:18 PM
> To:	'Jamie Fox'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject:	RE: indenting
> Hurray!
> But I don't understand why you could not just put the section in question
> in a two column table (border="0" of course).  (The first column could
> contain just "&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp" -- or you could use the width
> attribute.)  Using tables in this fashion is only a P3 violation.  This 
> certainly stylistically better than using blockquote or dir (although 
> NOT as good as using CSS).
> On Tuesday, December 07, 1999 6:05 PM, Jamie Fox
> [SMTP:jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov] wrote:
> > Thanks for everyone's help.  I've decided to go with a style sheet.
>  There
> > is a really helpful site at
> http://builder.cnet.com/Authoring/CSS/ss02.html
> > The article seems old but it served it's purpose quite well for me.
> >
> > -Jamie Fox
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	Joan Piroch [SMTP:d4951@sccoast.net]
> > Sent:	Tuesday, December 07, 1999 12:21 PM
> > To:	Jamie Fox
> > Cc:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> > Subject:	Re: indenting
> >
> > At 03:13 PM 12/6/99 -0500, Jamie Fox wrote:
> >> I want to indent sections of a document without using spaces or some
> other
> >> cheat.  I want to do something similar to what <blockquote> does. 
> >> <DIR> do it and how will it hold up on older browsers?  Thanks for 
> >> help.
> >>
> >> -Jamie Fox
Received on Wednesday, 8 December 1999 18:18:27 UTC

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