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Re: Question

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 17:49:36 -0400
Message-ID: <35898B70.4F05B164@w3.org>
To: Larry Bredehoeft <LBredehoeft@SolutionsIQ.com>
CC: "'www-html-editor@w3.org'" <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Larry Bredehoeft wrote:
> The List-Item element says all of its attributes have been deprecated.
> I have found the type attribute in the CSS documentation but cannot find
> style-sheet equivalents for "start", "value", and "compact".  Can you
> please enlighten me as to what has happened to these attributes and how
> to replace their functionality with style sheets or some other
> mechanism.


The CSS2 Recommendation specifies a system of counters and markers
that may be used to create lists (see the 'content' property). Markers
and counters are meant to replace the HTML 4.0 attributes you mention

Since we will have to wait for CSS2 browsers to make their appearance
before benefitting from the more general and powerful markers
and counters, you should continue to use the HTML 4.0 attributes.

Thank you for showing concern,

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
Received on Thursday, 18 June 1998 17:49:04 UTC

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