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Subject: Re: [office] consensus suggestion

On Friday 16 March 2007, Florian Reuter wrote:
> The basic are idea is that numbered-paragraphs get a text:list-id but we introduce a list-id-table.

I dislike global mapping tables. They make it more difficult to work with documents (from applications,
XSLT scripts, etc.), because things become much less modular.

The purpose of the list-id-table is to associate a single list style with -all- the numbered paragraphs that
are part of a given list (using list-id). But why would we want a -single- list style for all those paragraphs?
This lacks the "style override" mechanism -- which we get for free when numbered paragraphs simply have
to attributes: the list-id, which is the list they are part of (which defines "this is the third paragraph"),
and the style-name, which defines the type of numbering (e.g. 3, C, or III). 

What I'm missing here is the rationale for adding this list-id-table mapping... numbered-paragraphs
specify their style, and either they all specify the same (and then the list-id-table would have that
one, so we don't need it), or the styles differ, which is fine, it's the "style override" capability; so in
both cases we don't need list-id-table, do we?

David Faure, faure@kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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