[whatwg] Nested list

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Sep 3 17:13:32 PDT 2009

On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Ojan Vafai wrote:
> I don't see what the problem here is. How is it wrong? Why can't a list be a
> type of list item?

It can:


The request was for <ol> to be directly inside <ol>, which makes no sense.

> Focusing more on practicalities, every browser produces and deals correctly
> with this type of HTML.

The spec defines how to process it.

> Given that contentEditable is used by just about every rich-text email 
> or blog-posting service, it's not like browsers can stop supporting this 
> without breaking a very long tail of sites with user-generated content.

Stop supporting what?

> Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome all nest lists 
> inside lists when you call execCommand('indent') on a list item. What 
> practical reason is there for them all to change this behavior?

We shouldn't encourage bad markup.

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