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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Allow StartsWith/ContinuationOf on OrderedList?
On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 05:32:59PM -0500, Norman Walsh wrote: > 1. Add a "StartsWith" attribute to OrderedList so that the author > can set the starting number explicitly. > > Pros: simple; solves the problem; offers additional flexibility, > can be used to start list numbering arbitrarily (and > independent of) continuation. > > Cons: it's fragile, if the author does this to get the value "5" > in the preceding example, and then adds a new listitem to > "list1", "list3" will still begin at 5. > > 2. Add a "ContinuationOf" attribute which is an IDREF to the list > which the author would like to continue. > > Pros: robust; solves the problem > Cons: slightly more complex; less flexible, you can't just number > a list starting at 37 because you like the number 37. > > I prefer 2. I suppose we could add both 1 and 2, but we've > generally tried to resist solving problems that people didn't > claim to have (yet). > > If we elect to go with option 2, then we should probably > deprecate and then remove "Continuation". If "Continuation" is documented as I described, I think it isn't needed to implement more things. Although 1 is very interesting sometimes... So it is 2. -- Godoy. <email@example.com> GPG Fingerprint 851B B620 626D 2AD0 E783 "Ser poeta não é minha ambição, E932 1330 BE6D A4A3 0625 é minha maneira de estar sozinho" - Fernando Pessoa. Publicações @ Conectiva S.A. Except where explicitly stated I speak on my own behalf. Exceto onde explicitado as declarações aqui feitas são apenas minhas.
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