[whatwg] [HTML5] Named start values for lists?
alexey at feldgendler.ru
Wed Jun 28 05:59:12 PDT 2006
On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 19:20:53 +0700, James Graham <jg307 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> * Can it be defined and implemented in a way that avoids circular
>> references. e.g.
>> <ol id="part1" continue="part2"/>
>> <ol id="part2" continue="part1"/>
> The obvious choice is to use source order i.e. the ID must be defined
> before the continuation in the source, otherwise the attribute is
> ignored. I don't know how hard this would be to implement though.
This raises a number of issues when DOM is manipulated by a script. For
example, what should happen if there is <ol continue="part1">, and then a
script inserts an <ol id="part1"> before that? Or the other way round? Or
when they are dynamically reordered?
>> * Which takes precedence out of <ol continue="part1" start="2"> and <li
> continue should take priority over start.
I'd rather say it should be the other way round. Here is a use case:
<p>Here the writing becomes unreadable; however, I managed to decipher the
end of the list:</p>
<ol continue="part1" start="9">
There is a gap in numbering, but still the fragments of the list are
linked together semantically.
Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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