Re: [xml2rfc-dev] [Ext] RFC 7991 issue #35: <li> can't contain a block quote

Jim Schaad <ietf@augustcellars.com> Thu, 04 October 2018 02:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [xml2rfc-dev] [Ext] RFC 7991 issue #35: <li> can't contain a block quote
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: xml2rfc-dev <xml2rfc-dev-bounces@ietf.org> On Behalf Of Paul
> Hoffman
> Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:21 PM
> To: XML Developer List <xml2rfc-dev@ietf.org>
> Subject: Re: [xml2rfc-dev] [Ext] RFC 7991 issue #35: <li> can't contain a
block
> quote
> 
> > The <li> element https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7991#section-2.29 can
contain
> quite a bit of block elements, except <blockquote> (among others I think).
Why?
> >
> > In v2 xml ones usually works around this by mimicking the layout by
abusing
> another element. Seems strange to do this here as well.
> 
> If I remember correctly, the idea was that list items are already
indented, and
> indenting blockquotes in a list item might cause weird output. In
retrospect,
> that doesn't seem like a great argument.

That would be really odd if you did "t blockquote t" as that would actually
have an indentation difference.

> 
> Does anyone still want to prohibit blockquotes in <li>?

I don't.

jim
> 
> --Paul Hoffman