Lists/Lists within Lists using div/span

Subject: Lists/Lists within Lists using div/span
From: "Glenn R. Kronschnabl" <grk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 13:13:17 -0600

I am having difficulty figuring out the right way to display lists and 
lists-within-lists, ie.,

  * list1.item1 has a very long line and wraps
    around like this
    * list2.item1 is a new list within list1 and
      has long lines that line up with the first
      char of the line1

    * list2.item2

  * list1.item2

etc., using dsssl/jade/xslj (great set of tools)

I was looking at NWalsh's docbook/html dblists and he handles lists by using 
the HTML UL/LI constructs so lists and lists-within-lists work fine.  However, 
xslj (using test version of jade) wants to use div/span to construct lists.  
For one level lists, it appears to work fine.  But for lists within lists, I 
cannot get the list2.item1 to have a hanging indent.

I think its an xslj problem, but I am not certain.  It appears not to use the 
'text-indent' in the embedded list but does take the margin-top: 
4pt;margin-bottom: 4pt; attributes.

But more importantly, what will be the right way in XSL?  From the docs it 
appears that one is supposed to use div/span?  But is it?


Glenn R. Kronschnabl
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