Nested lists hierarchy and style

Subject: Nested lists hierarchy and style
From: "Lech Rzedzicki" <xchaotic -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:55:40 +0000


We have a content that is deeply structured.

(within paragraph)
Top level Lists
level 2 lists etc

With a few exceptions, they are all prefixed with either a letter or a number.

I'd like to be able to standardize the numbering prefixing scheme, so
that it is consistent across the document set.

My first idea is to alternate numbers and letter to minimize the
confusion and use different style to indicate each level.

So it would look like:

Chapter 10
Section 1.
Subsection A.
subsubsection 1)
subsubsubsection b)
Paragraph 15
Item (2)
subItem (c)

My question is: Given that both Chapter and Paragraph are likely to
keep using numbers, how to make this scheme:
a) consistent
b) extensible

Has any of you have any remarks on that in their style guides?
Perhaps it's better to use just numbers?

Regards, Lech

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