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Old 08-05-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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Numbered headings in XHTML


How can I produce automatically numbered headings using the <h1> to <h6> tags in XHTML? I have tried searching for this, but I cannot seem to find out the way to achieve this.

That is to say

Code:
1. Heading level 1
 1.1 Heading level 2
 1.2 Heading another
2. Heading another
 2.1 Another subheading
   2.1.1 Yet another subheading
I have seen this somewhere, but I forget where... Can anybody help me?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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I've seen this in the CSS specs:

http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/generate.html#counters

Is that what you're looking for?

Josh
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:07 AM   #3
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I tried that, but it didn't work. Maybe I'm missing something. Anybody has any examples of this?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:50 AM   #4
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You're looking for an ordered list. There's a tutorial here: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_lists.asp
Your exact answer is here: http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit...._lists_ordered

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Old 08-06-2005, 02:41 AM   #5
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scuzzman, no. I'm not looking for ordered lists. As a matter of fact, I am quite proficient in using those

In this case what I'm looking for is headline numbering. That is numbered chapters and sections using <h1> to <h6> tags to write using numbered chapters rather than un-numbered chapters.

That is I want to organize my page into chapters
Code:
1. Title of chapter 1

text goes here

1.1 Section title

text goes here

1.2. Section title

text goes here 

1.2.1 Another subsection

text goes here
That is I want numbering for my headings. Not an ordered list but for my main headings.

Hope that clarifies my question.

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Old 08-06-2005, 06:56 AM   #6
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As requested, moved to programming
 
Old 08-07-2005, 02:12 AM   #7
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For those interested I found that this CSS 2.1 technology (automatic numbering of heading sections) is unfortunately still poorly supported/unsupporte by most browsers other than opera.

It seems to be an older page, so I am not sure of Firefox.
Check here
http://www.markschenk.com/cssexp/pub...le.xml#support

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