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[whatwg] Styling <details>

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 21:34:25 +0300
Message-ID: <9B8F0E79EBA04FCB8CD02EE267B29E54@JukanPC>
Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Regardless of whether or not we agree on a common glyph to use for
> this,  we should at least agree on the applicable CSS styles used to 
> achieve
> the rendering, which is essential so that authors have an easier time
> override them with their own styles.

It?s far too premature to consider such things. We don?t know what are the 
feasible or optimal renderings of <details> elements. Actually, if you wish 
to make them widely understood and used, you _don?t_ want to encourage 
authors to suggest their idiosyncratic renderings. On the average, a web 
author, left alone, creates a much poorer user interface than a person 
designing a web browser ? simply because the latter is some kind of a 
professional in such matters.

> If we use 'list-style-type', it seems reasonable to at least agree on
> a common list-style-type value.

Why should we use list-style-type for something that clearly ain?t no list?

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
Received on Friday, 8 April 2011 11:34:25 UTC

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