[rfc-i] <list> brainstorming

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 11:29:23 PST 2014


On 29/01/2014 05:46, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Yup. Hopefully we can come up with something that solves most of the
>> problems without causing too much breakage.
> 
> To start:
> 
>  - allow <list> outside <t>
>  - introduce a new element for list elements (<lt>, <li>, whatever)
> and distinguish sub-parts of list elements (<dt> and <dd> like
> elements)
>  - add a list label element
>  - obviously allow <t> inside list elements (but not definition lists
> definition elements)
>  - allow <t> within <t> (indent) or add a new element for that (and
> maybe also distinguish from blockquote by adding a blockquote element)
> 
> That should cover all or almost all of your points.

Just making it work like plain HTML or LaTeX lists would be a great
improvement.

Dare I ask for a directive like <?rfc oldlist="yes"?> for
processing legacy documents?

    Brian

> 
> Also...
> 
> Maybe give lists names; if a name is reused start counting the
> second's bullets from the end of the first (hmmm this seems likely
> difficult to implement in XSLT, so maybe not).
> 
> Being able to cross-reference list elements would be nice, but now
> we're getting into wishlist territory.
> 
> Nico
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