Re: HTML 3.0 suggestion

Daniel W. Connolly (
Wed, 27 Sep 1995 12:02:57 -0400

In message <Pine.ULT.3.90.950927104628.14726C-100000@billings>, "Charlie E. Spe
ight" writes:
>On Wed, 27 Sep 1995, Carl Benker wrote:
>> How about making list items "containerized"?

List items are containers in the HTML 2.0 standard.

$Id: html.dtd,v 1.30 1995/09/21 23:30:19 connolly Exp $
<!ELEMENT LI - O %flow>

<!-- <LI> List item -->

They have been since ... lemme see:


revision 1.8
date: 1994/04/09 01:02:10; author: connolly; state: Exp; lines: +275 -128


* Changed DL content model to (DT*, DD?)+, changed DT, DD from EMPTY
to containers with omissable end tags. This match all the cases I
found during testing.

* Changed OL, UL, etc. similarly

I believe they are also containers in the HTML 3.0 draft

>just a question: if a HTML 3.0 demanded that List items were
>"containerized", what percentage of HTML documents already in circulation
>would be rendered incorrectly? 80%? 90%?

The declaration of LI as a container is entirely consistent with
current practice.

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