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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: What are the semantics of list number continuation?

/ Terry Allen <tallen@sonic.net> was heard to say:
| Too much caffeine?


| and "but is not an ancestor" fails when you have a lists 3
| deep within a top-level list that has a preceding sublist 2 deep:


| A
|  B
| A'
|  B'
|   C
| A''

I meant for but-not-an-ancestor to cover the following case:
B' can continue B, but not A'. Likewise, C can continue B but
not B' or A'. A'' continues C (IMHO).

| I agree we didn't define the semantics as tightly in prose
| as we might, but I'm hard pressed to see what reasonable
| alternative there is to the straightforward interpretation.

Considering that we seem to have completely different notions of
what the straightforward interpretation is (or we're utterly
failing to communicate), I can't agree.


Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Whatever you may be sure of, be
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | sure of this: that you are
Member, DocBook Editorial Board    | dreadfully like other
                                   | people.--James Russell Lowell

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