Re: SRC attribute for HR/UL/DIR/MENU?

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Sat, 15 Jun 1996 21:33:14 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: SRC attribute for HR/UL/DIR/MENU?
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 1996 21:33:14 +0200
Message-Id: <6/wwx4uYOFjQ089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <31C32555.2F08@wipsys.soft.net>,
Ankur Bhatnagar <ankurb@wipsys.soft.net> wrote:
> Jonathan Gapen wrote:
> 
> > quite disappointed to see HTML 3.2 leaves it out.  I'd like to see a SRC
> > attribute for HR, which specifies an image to use as the horizontal rule, and
> > a SRC attribute for UL, which specifies an image to use as the bullet, with a
> > possible SRC for LI, which overrides the list's image for that one item.
> 
> I wish to make known my whole hearted support to Jonathan's idea.  However,
> I am curious to know why HTML 3.2 left it out when it was there in HTML 3.0.
> May be there are _some_ substantial reasons, but what?

Basically, the reason is that Netscape doesn't support it.

HTML 3.2 is supposed to "describe existing practice". While there are some
browsers supporting SRC on UL and HR, they were apparently not existing
enough. :-)

Galactus

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