[rfc-i] Allowing unnumbered t items in a list

Riccardo Bernardini framefritti at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 09:37:20 PST 2013


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM, Dearlove, Christopher (UK)
<chris.dearlove at baesystems.com> wrote:
> Probably, but I'd hate to think how much XML would be broken if you changed this.

Wouldn't a version number somewhere solve the issue?  Just make the
old behavior the default.  Alternatively, an intermediate solution
could be to allow both <item> and <t> as children of <list> and if <t>
is a direct descendant of <list> make it behave in the old way.

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> [ Quoting <ietf at augustcellars.com> in "[rfc-i] Allowing unnumbered t items..." ]
>> I have never been happy with the fact that if I wanted to have
>> multiple paragraphs with a single list bullet, then I needed to use
>> the vspace item to make the separate paragraphs show up.  It makes
>> more sense to me to allow for keeping the structure (i.e. paragraphs)
>> and use decoration to say don't emit a bullet for this item.
>>
>> Thus
>>
>> <list>
>> <t>....</t>
>> <t unnumbered="yes">....</t>
>> <t>
>> </list>
>
> Isn't the core of this particular problem that list items are separated by <t> instead of something like <listitem>.
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> Miek
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