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Subject: Re: [docbook] What is the use of allowing variablelists within variablelists?

There is a good reason. All of the lists allow, before the first list item, the inclusion of introductory content that could be used to explain the list. That introductory content can be of any block-level content.

The RNC model looks like this:

element variablelist {

and db.all.blocks contains variablelist and many other block elements.

So although such an intro is typically just a para, it could also be any mix of blocks that includes variablelist. In output, any intro content precedes the list, so such a nested list would appear as preceding the main list, not nested in it.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

On 11/19/2015 3:32 AM, Stefan Knorr wrote:
Hi all,

Tom (CCd) and I were wondering about a quirk (?) in the DocBook 5 schema:
What is the rationale for allowing the following construct?


(The same works for other kinds of lists within variablelist.)



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