There are two problems. The obvious one is the <p> wrapped around the list content produces an extra blank line between list items. The result is the same with the orderedlist spacing set to normal.
The content in the docbook listitem needs to be wrapped in something since the listitem can't be PCDATA. Is there something else I can wrap my docbook items in that won't produce the extra spacing produced with <para>?
Also according to the html4.0 spec the attribute compact should be rendered as either: [compact] or [compact="compact"]. However they warn that many browsers only interpret the simpler form.
-- Stephen Bannasch
Director of Technology, Concord Consortium