Re: Formatting Options in HTML?

Dave_Raggett <>
From: Dave_Raggett <>
Message-id: <>
Subject: Re: Formatting Options in HTML?
Date: Wed, 19 May 93 14:06:06 BST
Mailer: Elm [revision:]
Thanks Pei for your comments:

>>>         <LI><H1> This item should attract attention </H1>
>> Actually Aleksandar, headers are *NOT* currently permitted in <LI> list
>> elements. Instead you should use the emphasis tags.

> But what if you want ``a list of headers''? I don't see anything wrong 
> with that concept, and so I'd rather not see it restricted. Yes, in 
> this particular case (just to attract attention) I would agree that
> <EMPH> be used. But I still don't see why <H*> should be restricted,
> especially given that <H*> can be between paragraphs and all that, anyway.

The problem with allowing headers in lists, is what do they mean.
When compiling a table of contents, the header level is valuable to
how you structure the contents. Headers inside lists would seem to be
subservient to one which aren't - but how do you compare them?

> BTW, short names like <QUOTE> (insteadof <QUOTEBODY>) is probably a
> good idea... just to avoid having to redeclare NAMELENGTH thing...