Re: CTP's UL, OL, LI Proposal....

Abigail (abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl)
Sat, 18 May 1996 08:18:51 +0200 (MET DST)


From: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Message-Id: <199605180618.IAA23494@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Subject: Re: CTP's UL, OL, LI Proposal....
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 08:18:51 +0200 (MET DST)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960517225627.26190C-100000@parka.winternet.com> from "Chris Josephes" at May 17, 96 11:36:16 pm

Chris Josephes wrote:

++ The latest CSS draft has the 'list-style' property that can be set to a 
++ numeric type, a bullet type, or a URI for an image.  So, you could have 
++ the following:
++ 
++ UL { list-style: "greendot.gif" disc }
++ 
++ Which would display a green dot in graphical browsers, or a disc if the 
++ image was unavailable.
++ 
++ The list-style property only affects elements with the display element 
++ set to list-item, so there is no need to worry about green dots appearing 
++ in headers or tables.
++ 
++ The only disadvantage of this is that there is no mention in the CSS 
++ draft as how to handle dingbats.  (Maybe as a solution to this, we could 
++ just use constant values prefixed with "ding-", such as "ding-binhex" or 
++ "ding-audio")

I do not think there is a real difference between DINGBAT and TYPE,
except that I don't think the HTML 3.0 dtd allowed DINGBAT on <UL>,
while TYPE is allowed. But for the rest, they have the same function,
describing how the bullet looks like. It's quite easy to allow
'audio', 'binhex' and friends as values for TYPE too. (Implementation
might be a bit harder). Or as option with style sheets.


Abigail


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