I get around it by basically not using <ol> <ul> at all. I hard-code my lists (numbered or bulleted). I've just never found html list elements to be very handy/useful/effective in ebook xhtml. If it were something that had to be constantly updated with new/changing info from a database, I could maybe find them useful. Otherwise they're a pain in the butt, hard to style with any consistency across a range of devices (as you're finding out), and don't really save me any time/effort when used in lieu of styled html paragraphs and manually typing the numbers (once).
Last edited by DiapDealer; 06-28-2012 at 03:19 PM.