[rfc-i] v3: <tindent> feedback

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sun Apr 13 09:45:50 PDT 2014


On 2014-04-13 18:32, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On Apr 13, 2014, at 9:20 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>
>>>> The content model needs to contain block-level elements (the same is true for <blockquote>, btw).
>>>
>>> How would this make sense from a formatting perspective? In specific, what would expect
>>>
>>> <tindent>
>>> Here is a sentence.
>>> <t>
>>> Here is another sentence.
>>> </t>
>>> Here is a third sentence.
>>> </tindent>
>>>
>>> to render as?
>>
>> It would be invalid.
>
> <t> is a block-level element. You said "The content model needs to contain block-level elements". Can you be more specific about what you meant for the elements that need to be able to be contained?

Essentially the same things that can be used inside <section>.

>>> Given that <tindent> and <blockquote> mess with the margins, and margins are extremely important visual cues, it seems safer to not let them enclose block-level items whose indentation also give cues.
>>
>> Such as? Example?
>
> I gave an example above. Another would be
>
> <tindent>
> Here is a sentence.
> <ul>
> <li>Here is a bullet item.</li>
> </ul>
> Here is another sentence.
> </tindent>

Again, that would be invalid.

> Should the bullet in that item align with the left margin, or the margin of the <tinident>? A strong argument can be made for both cases.

Everything inside the new element should simply be indented. If 
something was already indented it just gets more indented.

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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