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    Star Lounger
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    Outline listing in HTML

    HTML gives the web designer the option to display both ordered and un-ordered lists. Is there an option to code outlined lists like...1 1.1 1.2 1.2.1 1.2.2 and the such???
    Thanks in advance

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    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
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    Re: Outline listing in HTML

    Not listed in my "HTML The Complete Reference Second Edition," which covered IE5 and NS4, but maybe there is something in the CSS2 specification that is supported by newer browsers? Otherwise, as far as I can tell, you get a single digit, even when nested as below.

    1. First major item
      1. First sub-item
      2. Second sub-item

    2. Second major item
    3. Third major item
      1. First sub-item
      2. Second sub-item
        1. First sub-sub-item
        2. Second sub-sub-item

    End of document. Thankfully.

    If you were to write the document body out with JavaScript, you could keep a set of counters and create any numbering you like, 'though it would be a challenge to get "neat" alignment that works across multiple browsers.

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