6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2007 8:17 AM by Newsgroup_User

    CSS and ADA format references

    kjnack
      I am working on a Psychology website, and need to include some references in ADA format as content for many of the pages. The references need to be formatted strictly to ADA standards, which includes having all but the first line being indented for each reference cited in the list. I assumed i would build a list, but am lost as far as what to do from there. Any help is appreciated.
        • 1. Re: CSS and ADA format references
          Level 7

          > which includes having all but the first
          > line being indented for each reference cited in the list.

          ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act? How does that type of indentation
          help with ADA needs? That's an odd thing for the requirements to specify.

          > I assumed i would
          > build a list, but am lost as far as what to do from there. Any help is
          > appreciated.

          CSS should work for this. Here's an example:

          http://lyberty.com/html/style/outdent.html

          -Darrel


          • 2. Re: CSS and ADA format references
            kjnack Level 1
            Ah, my mistake. meant to type APA. looking to put references online in APA format.
            • 3. Re: CSS and ADA format references
              kjnack Level 1
              thanks for the link, looks as though that's just what i needed!
              • 4. Re: CSS and ADA format references
                Level 7

                "darrel" <notreal@nowhere.com> wrote in message
                news:f8cs07$iu7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >
                >> which includes having all but the first
                >> line being indented for each reference cited in the list.
                >
                > ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act? How does that type of indentation
                > help with ADA needs? That's an odd thing for the requirements to specify.

                I was going to say that, too. I've never seen that in re: ADA or Section
                508.


                • 5. Re: CSS and ADA format references
                  Level 7
                  On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 12:53:04 +0000 (UTC), "preece"
                  <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                  >I am working on a Psychology website, and need to include some references in
                  >ADA format as content for many of the pages. The references need to be
                  >formatted strictly to ADA standards, which includes having all but the first
                  >line being indented for each reference cited in the list. I assumed i would
                  >build a list, but am lost as far as what to do from there. Any help is
                  >appreciated.

                  CSS:
                  <style type="text/css">
                  ul.ada {
                  list-style: none;
                  margin: 0;
                  padding: 0;
                  }
                  ul.ada li {
                  padding: 0;
                  margin: 0 0 0 3em;
                  text-indent: -3em;
                  }
                  </style>

                  HTML:
                  <ul class="ada">

                  Gary
                  • 6. Re: CSS and ADA format references
                    Level 7
                    > Ah, my mistake. meant to type APA. looking to put references online in APA
                    > format.

                    That makes more sense.

                    However, does the APA have specific ONLINE formats? If not, I'd argue that
                    following them word-for-word won't make much sense online. Print and the web
                    are entirely different mediums with different requirements and restrictions.

                    It's like english teachers still telling students to put two spaces after
                    periods. Just doesn't make sense anymore. ;o)

                    -Darrel