Just a general query I wanted to throw out to the forum...
I have just been given a Word document which contains the Terms & Conditions our legal department have just drawn up for a new eCommerce website. In addition to a few headings and paragraphs, most of the content has been broken down into ordered lists (numberic and alpha-numeric), sub-lists and (in one or two cases) sub-sub-lists.
While I am happy to format up the document as XHTML, one thing has struck me - the "type" attribute for ordered-lists has now been deprecated.
I'm a big supporter of seperating content from design, but deprecating this attribute seems a little odd to me - in this particlar case, the style of each bulletpoints is vital to understanding the content, e.g. it will often state "... see section b" or "... refer to Section 2, sub-section iii for more information...".
I know I could use CSS to format the bullet-points to the required style, but without the stylesheet, the document is fairly meaningless.
Does anyone have any suggestions or examples of how they have overcome a situation like this? For now I have simply formatted the headings and made everything else a paragraph.