[MEI-L] list-related changes

Johannes Kepper kepper at edirom.de
Mon Nov 9 22:08:44 CET 2015

I'm sorry to say, but I see no need to include that in MEI. If I want to be descriptive, I can include the mark in the encoding itself. But of course you're free to convince me and anyone else who's not convinced yet :-)


Am 09.11.2015 um 22:03 schrieb Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h) <pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu>:

> I’d like to make it easier to control the formatting of lists from within the document markup rather than pushing it off entirely to CSS or othe, external formatting procedures.
> To this end, I plan to remove the current @form attribute and create a new att.listrend attribute class containing @mark and @order attributes --
> <attList>
>   <attDef ident="mark" usage="opt">
>     <desc>Contains the character string (usually a single character, such as a bullet,
>         box, dash, etc.) that precedes each item in the list.</desc>
>     <datatype>
>       <rng:data type="string"/>
>     </datatype>
>   </attDef>
>   <attDef ident="order" usage="opt">
>     <desc>Indicates the system used to generate the character string (usually a single
>       character) that precedes items in an ordered list.</desc>
>     <datatype>
>       <rng:data type="NMTOKEN"/>
>     </datatype>
>     <valList type="semi">
>       <valItem ident="alphalower">
>         <desc>Lower case letters.</desc>
>       </valItem>
>       <valItem ident="alphaupper">
>         <desc>Upper case letters.</desc>
>       </valItem>
>       <valItem ident="arabic">
>         <desc>Arabic numerals.</desc>
>       </valItem>
>       <valItem ident="romanlower">
>         <desc>Lower case Roman numerals.</desc>
>       </valItem>
>       <valItem ident="romanupper">
>         <desc>Upper case Roman numerals.</desc>
>       </valItem>
>     </valList>
>   </attDef>
> </attList>
> Any list without one of these attributes (a list cannot have both) should be assumed to be “simple”; that is, without any mark or order.  This is NOT procedural markup, just somewhat more descriptive than what used to be allowed. J
> --
> p.
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