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   Re: [xml-dev] specialized list construct. suggestions?

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Hi Paul,

Well, outside have having listHeading as an optional first element of a 
regular list, I see it this way: if you have a special list with the 
special element as its first element, then you have a special list with 
its own name (e.g. "headedList"). If you have a special name for a list 
with a special first element, then (as long as the special element is 
always first) you no longer need to identify the special element--you 
could just have this special list type for which the first element was 
always special.

This is just thinking through the possibilities. I was just curious 
which of the possibilities had been implemented anywhere, and it looks 
like the optional special first element of a "regular" list is the most 


Paul Prescod wrote:

> Bob DuCharme wrote:
>> DocBook offers seven kinds of lists, but none that quite fit this 
>> bill: I'm looking for a list with a content model that is a rough 
>> equivalent to a <em><li/></em> followed by li+. That is, a list where 
>> a processing application is to assume that the first list item is 
>> something to be set apart from the others through whatever 
>> capabilities a given platform offers. Has anyone ever heard of such 
>> an animal in any DTD or schema that might serve as a model for me?
> If the first one is special, why doesn't it have its own element type 
> name? i.e. "list heading".
>  Paul Prescod
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