HTML – Suggestions for text inserts in Infiniti

HTML – Suggestions for text inserts in Infiniti

While a general discussion on html and its use and configuration is out of scope in this instance, this article is meant to list some ways around a few common issues that may be encountered while doing html inserts in Infiniti. In Infiniti, there are several instances in which html can be used as a default and/or input value for settings like “Default text values”, “Rich text inserts”, etc.

This article lists out some subtleties to be taken into account when using “html” input.
 

Bullets

 
Bullets can be inserted as part of an html-insert by using either of the following “ordered list” attribute suggestions within the body of the relevant html block:
  1. <ol> Type
  2. <ol> List-Style-Type 


Using the “<ol> Type“ attribute

The “<ol> Type” attribute uses the following settings to determine how bullets will appear html text being inserted (Ex: into a rich-Text box). This method is NOT recommended as the Rich Text Box does not support the accurate display of all the options below – leading to some being displayed as standard bullets when roman-numerals are expected.
 
 Value     Description
 1     Default. Decimal numbers (1, 2, 3, 4)
 a    Alphabetically ordered list, lowercase (a, b, c, d)
 A    Alphabetically ordered list, uppercase (A, B, C, D)
 i    Roman numbers, lowercase (i, ii, iii, iv)
 I    Roman numbers, uppercase (I, II, III, IV)


Example for “Decimals” bullets:

<p>Where are bullets most often used?</p>
<ol TYPE="1">
<li>Technical writing</li>
<li>Reference works</li>
<li>Notes</li>
<li>Presentations</li>
</ol>

Generated result:

 

Where are bullets most often used?

 

  1. Technical writing
  2. Reference works
  3. Notes
  4. Presentations
 

Using the “<ol> List-Style-Type” attribute

The list-style-type command allows you to set the entire list, or just one element, to a specific type. This offers more leeway than the "<ol> Type" attribute. The following options are available for use with the List-Style-Type attribute:
 
Value      Description
 circle    circular bullet
 square    solid-square bullet
 disc     solid-circular bullet
 decimal    basic 1, 2, 3, counting
 lower-alpha    lowercase letters (a,b,c,)
 upper-alpha    uppercase letters (A, B, C,)
 lower-roman    lowercase Roman numerals (i, ii, iii,)
 upper-roman    uppercase Roman numerals (I, II, III,)
 

Example for “Upper case Roman numeral” bullets:

<p>Where are bullets most often used?</p>
<ol style="list-style-type: upper-roman">
<li>Technical writing</li>
<li>Reference works</li>
<li>Notes</li>
<li>Presentations</li>
</ol>

Generated result:

Where are bullets most often used?

 

  1. Technical writing
  2. Reference works
  3. Notes
  4. Presentations