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Re: picking apart mixed content

Subject: Re: picking apart mixed content
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 21:33:04 +0100
Re:  picking apart mixed content
You'll find several solutions in teh archives of this list.

> The HTML DTD does not allow lists within paragraphs.

XHTML2 finally fixed the content model of p to allow lists and things,
but sadly no one really uses that.

To split up p to bring the lists out is essentially a grouping problem
so any of the xslt1 grouping idioms will work, or xsl:for-each-group
makes this easy in xslt2 (just group-adjacent on the prperty of
exists(self::listU) and then each group will be either a sequence of
lists which you process, or a sequene of text nodes and emph which you
wrap in a p. In XSLT1 you can do the same with muenchean grouping.

But my preferred solution these days is just to use div rather than p in
the generated (x)html. div is essentially just p with a fixed content
model that allows nested lists, and a slightly different default
spacing, which you can re-create with some css.


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