ol start with a specific number?
pagaltzis at gmx.de
Wed Apr 6 23:34:28 EDT 2011
* Waylan Limberg <waylan at gmail.com> [2011-04-07 04:15]:
> I'm not opposed to adding this, but I noticed that no other
> implementation (of those on Babelmark) implements this by
> default (not counting Pandoc's extended mode). I haven't
> checked if other implementations offer this as an option.
John’s reason was that the `start` attribute was deprecated
in HTML 4 Strict. He has since said at least once that this
reasoning was flawed and the decision a mistake.
> My question is: should this be an option to turn on and off,
> and if so, should it be on or off by default?
Bitter as it may be I think you would need to leave it off by
default. Interoperability is important.
> Given that statement, it would seem that on by default and
> without an option to turn if off would be fine.
I wish John would make another release to straighten out these
handful of known tiny niggles… since his is the implementation
that everyone else’s will follow.
> But what is the reality in the real world? If I did that, would
> a bunch of documents suddenly start rendering incorrectly - or
> at least different that expected? I guess the real question is:
> has everyone been ignoring that piece of advice in the docs and
> if so, is this something we should care about as implementors?
It’s not that simple. Consider what happens if some user writes
a document while previewing it with your implementation, which
advertises itself as Markdown, then pastes it into the textarea
in some web app, which also advertises Markdown support.
Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>
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