Message-Id: <199704142125.RAA18050@www10.w3.org> Date: 14 Apr 1997 16:28 EDT To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com From: "Christopher Kho" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: fw:Re: colours for bullets ---forwarded-message----> Apr 14 16:26 1997 To: 'email@example.com' (BNR400) From: Christopher (C.) Kho (BNR) Dept E212 SKY Subject: Re: colours for bullets In message "colours for bullets", you write: > Christopher Kho wrote: > > No can do with style sheets. I have to make a page that can be used by > > Netscape 3.01, although I am curious to see a solution using style sheets. > > > > I would like to see the LI tag to have a COLOR attribute that would be valid > > for all list types. Is there some sort of protocol that needs to be followed > > to submit this suggestion to the W3C for future versions of HTML? > > But it makes no difference to your stated task whether one uses a CSS > directive or a <LI COLOR> attribute, since Netscape 3.01 will support > neither one. I know. That's what was implied in my message. I've went and used gifs of coloured circles and tables to make the page. > It seems to me that including a bullet-color attribute in CSS is a > better move than overloading all the currently-present attributes with > more presentation-based markup (after all, why not <DT COLOR>? <UL > COLOR> to define a default color for the whole list? <P FACE> to set a > default text face for the paragraph? We could go on like this for > hours....) The color of definition terms and unordered lists and the font face of paragraphs can be changed using existing tags on the fly whereas the color of a bullet in an unordered list cannot and the use of an attribute within an existing tag seems cleaner than having to resort to CSS's to implement such a simple task.