Andrew

You cannot mess around with legal documents
by removing or changing numbering.

If you can't code it up in html, it might be
better to use "pre" or even to publish it in pdf.


regards

Mark

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-----Original Message-----
From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org]
On Behalf Of Andrew Harris
Sent: Wednesday, 26 August 2009 3:12 PM
To: WSG
Subject: [WSG] legal list numbering

How do people get around the problem of marking up ordered lists in
legal documents, such as policies or terms and conditions?

A typical structure might look like:

1 blah blah blah
    1.1 blah blah blah
    1.2 blah blah blah
        1.2.1 blah blah blah
        1.2.2 blah blah blah
    1.3 blah blah blah
2 blah blah blah
    2.1 blah blah blah
        2.1.1 blah blah blah*

I've seen a variety of convoluted javascript and CSS methods, but
they're all hacks for what is essentially a pretty logical
structure... nested ordered lists!

I have to admit, I haven't even checked whether this is addressed in
html 5.

* BTW: I've read lots of legal documents and I reckon the text can
mostly be replaced with blah blah blah without affecting their
meaning.

-- 
Andrew Harris
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