Re: unordered lists in HTML2.firstname.lastname@example.org (Eduardo Gutentag)
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 20:55:55 EDT
From: email@example.com (Eduardo Gutentag)
To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: unordered lists in HTML2.0
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> From: email@example.com (Peter Flynn)
> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: unordered lists in HTML2.0
> > Specifically, I'd like for the DTD to allow lists with no LI required.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but do you mean you want bulletless and
> numberless list items?
> This would be easier to implement if we
> used an attribute to LI which held the alternate bullet character,
> or null ("") if no bullet/number was required.
Granted, but that could be left to HTML 3.0 - we're dealing with current
practice and "standard behavior", and there is no such thing as alternate
bullet character or listing set (roman, all caps, etc) today. Therefore,
the only alternative is to eliminate the requirement of <LI> in lists.
> I don't have the
> DTD to hand as I write and I can't remember if such an attribute
> has been suggested or not yet: eg
> <li bullet=""> Like this
> My own gripe is the enforcement of a <p> within each <li> which
> seems to me to be wholly redundant...
We may be looking at different DTDs - mine says:
<!ELEMENT LI - O %flow>
I don't believe this enforces a <p> within the <li>
Has this been changed?