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Re: picking apart mixed content

Subject: Re: picking apart mixed content
From: Craig Sampson <Craig.Sampson@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 16:47:18 -0400
Re:  picking apart mixed content
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From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:33 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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.



 In this case I am outputting HTML 3.1 for java help so my hands are tied. I
don't have this problem for my other output streams where div is allowed.
 I had gone through the archives (search) prior to posting, but apparently
didn't get the search string right since I didn't come up with any good
examples. I'll try again looking for grouping idioms.

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