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CSS1.0 Cleanup - marker pseudo element

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 17:18:37 -0700
Message-Id: <199708260020.RAA03865@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Re the W3C Note: <http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-css-potential>
- marker pseudo element

Is a marker associated with the list element (UL, OL) or the list item
(LI)?

If the former, then no pseudo-element is necessary, because the styling
can be done on the list element itself. If the latter, then the
pseudo-element should be for LI, shouldn't it? It seems strange to have
a pseudo-element that effects the children of the element.

If the pseudo-element were on LI, an author could override the styling
for parts of a list, perhaps dynamically in response to a reader's
action. Much more versatile.

David Perrell
Received on Monday, 25 August 1997 20:20:10 GMT

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