From: F J Franklin (F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk)
Date: Sun Nov 10 2002 - 09:48:20 EST
On Mon, 11 Nov 2002, Martin Sevior wrote:
> I've thought about this a fair bit and I must admit that I'm also
> of the opinion that we shouldn't fake lists this way.
Fair enough. See comments in previous post.
> 1. If CSS has constructs that support nested lists as we need them I think
> we should use those constructs. If some browsers can't handle them, those
> browsers should be fixed. (If ie users complain tell them to download moz)
While I would love to be able to do this, as a feasible solution it sucks.
> 2. I would to think that one day abiword will be able to fully round-trip
> export and import from (X)HTML. Doing lists this way means we will end up
> with a fake list in abiword as a collection of tables after reading it
As I said before, this is a non-issue, easily fixed. However, since we'll
probably be switching (back) to proper nested lists there's no urgency.
I'm curious: how many people do round-tripping? Our standard advice here
has always been to save as AWML and to export a copy as XHTML. That's the
best way to preserve formatting. One of my desires is indeed to create an
XHTML importer/exporter pair that preserves as much as AbiWord's native
format, but we certainly didn't have that in <= 1.0.3
Francis James Franklin
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