[rfc-i] Anchors on list paragraphs needs to be thought about

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Thu Jan 9 17:49:34 PST 2014

On Jan 9, 2014, at 1:07 PM, Jim Schaad <ietf at augustcellars.com> wrote:

> There is support for doing references to list paragraphs (i.e. the t node) in the current code.  However it is not well thought out in terms of what is should do.  
> TCL will always use a number for the paragraph regardless of what style is actually used for the list.  TCL will build a dotted list of numbers from the base list item to the list item with the anchor on it.  Thus it would reference Paragraph 2.3.4
> Python will always use a number for the paragraph regardless of what style is acutally used for the list.  Python will only use the current list when building the anchor reference.  Thus it would reference Paragraph 4.
> Items that need to be discussed.
> 1.        Should the reference value reflect the style, and in that case what is the correct reference value to use for each of the styles.
> 2.       Should the reference value be built from the chain of list elements?
> 3.       Should it be possible to generate a reference that is a partial list of the chain of elements
> 4.       Should the default string be something other than Paragraph XXXXX

It's not clear what a reference to a bullet in a bulleted list (the most common type of list) should say.

This feature seems to only be consistently useful for HTML output. 

--Paul Hoffman

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