Re: Preceding list function

Subject: Re: Preceding list function
From: Oisin McGuinness <oisin@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 19:06:26 -0400
It sounds as if your current algorithm is "find the last preceding list element, and use
the number of listitems it has as the base count for this (continuing) list". But once
you've found that preceding list element , can't you just walk up its ancestors as long
as they are lists, until you have to stop (perhaps a short trip), and then do the count?

It also sounds as if one really should have, in a continuation list, some indication
of which list it is continuing; semantic error in DocBook? Page 345 of your book
on DocBook says: "Continues indicates that numbering should begin where the
preceding list left off." I see some ambiguity as to what "preceding list" really means...

Oisin McGuinness

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