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From Ferdinand Soethe <>
Subject Re: unordered list
Date Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:50:56 GMT

Maurice Lanselle wrote:

> Not everyone would agree that lists (and long quotations) never have
> their place in paragraphs.  The essence of a paragraph is that it treats
> or develops a single point. It may be a short phrase, or even just a
> word in a dialogue, or quite long. Discussion of a list's content may
> well belong in the same paragraph as its introduction.

You have made some important points. Thanks for sharing them, I
learned a lot.

Yet the level of understanding required is clearly beyond a great
number of content authors so Forrest defaults to a much simpler
HTML-like structure which does have these limitations for the sake of

The beauty of the Forrest system is that an advanced writer such as
yourself can easily use docbook as an input format and even tune the
docbook-input-plugin (Forrest 0.7 and up) in such a way that these
distinctions are expressed in the final output.

Ferdinand Soethe

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