[thelist] Paragraphs within lists

isaac isaac at members.evolt.org
Mon Nov 20 20:54:07 CST 2000

> but then again, i've always felt that if i'm putting that much text in a
> list element, i must not have very good text or the list element isn't
> the right tag to use...

consider an <ol>: imagine a legal document. clause (a), (b), (c), etc.
that's gonna be packed with paragraphs. and it's gonna want an <ol>

if the ordered list, and list elements aren't the right thing to use, what

i've just coded a Code of Conduct for a sporting club. it nests <ol>'s about
3 levels deep, with many paragraphs in some of the list elements. (bitch to
hand-code and keep in mind which level of nesting you're on, but it reads ok
on the resulting page.)

i think that you might be just getting used to thinking of lists
specifically as little lists of tiny amounts of info...

btw, i use <cite> a lot more often than <span> since you pulled that evolt
2.0 stunt. ;) even if only to ensure that, by default, in netscape3 (ie,
non-CSS) the text cited will appear differentally to standard paragraph
text. would that still be using it for structural (over appearance)
purposes? ie, i don't care how it appears, just that it appears
differentally to the standard text near it.


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