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Michael Beddow wrote:
> Inge Hofsink wrote:
> 
>> In the original there are blank lines between different parts of the
>> list. They mean a separation between the parts of the list, in this case
>> the letters of the alphabet:
>>
>> <item>Augustus 212.</item>
>> <item>Aureliae zie Orleans.</item>
>>
>> <item>Backer, Nicolaas 84*.</item>
>> <item>Bajazet 220.</item>
> 
> I'd be inclined to view that as a list of lists. Despite the importance of
> such a structure in Comp Sci, TEI lists can't nest directly. But, partly for
> that very reason, <list> is in the content model of <item> hence:

In some industrial DTDs you see things like <option-list> and
<requirement-list>. An option list is a collection of items which is
rendered with "or" between each; a requirement list is a collection of
items rendered with "and" between each.

This is overkill for something like TEI, but if there was an attribute
on <list> which could specify it, the rendering problem could be solved
in the transformation or styling.

///Peter