[thelist] list question

Will willthemoor at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 11:36:18 CDT 2009

man, I've been trying to cook up an example as good as "if a todo list
only has one item on it, it's still a todo list" for years. thank you!

absolutely a list can have only one item - especially if it's
semantically the same as other lists on the page but just happens to
contain one li. changing just one of content blocks to h3/p makes no
sense from the document structure point of view. The 'should the
headings also be a list' is just about when you want to draw the line.
Tantek did his blog years ago as nothing but ever nested lists to
prove just that point. There's merit in it but you also have to be
able to realistically manage your document(s).

you could perhaps please the grumpybot with a bit of JS that looks for
lists with only one item and removes the bullet. I reckon they should
just get over it though.

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 2:49 PM, David
Laakso<david at chelseacreekstudio.com> wrote:
> Susan Payne wrote:
>> Can a list have only one item? Is it truly a list at this point? In my
>> example there's  a page with a department's responsibilities, each
>> listing details (as a ul)  of that responsibility. Example
> Yes, but... lists are best used when there are just few words in each item.
> It looks to me as though what you have would best be set as a heading and p.
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