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Re: list-item alignment in CSS

From: Ian Graham <igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 09:53:10 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199706031353.JAA02595@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
To: fahrner@pobox.com (Todd Fahrner)
Cc: www-style@w3.org
I also observed that neither Netscape 4b4 and MSIE 4 (current beta) 
support list-item-* CSS properties - I Certainly couldn't get them to 
work. I suspect this will be remedied in later betas.

Nice paragraphs, by the way ;-)

Ian
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> I understand the properties of the display types "block" and "inline" (and
> of course "none"), but am confused about "list-item". I can't seem to
> influence the indent on lists in either of the mass-market 4.0b browsers. I
> can't tell whether my faulty understanding of the formatting model is to
> blame, or whether I've fallen into a browser implementation hole.
> 
> I want to block-indent lists by the same value as a paragraph indent, like
> this:
> 
> 	   This is an indented paragraph. Blabbity blab
> 	blab, blabbity blip. Yaddayadda woohoo, shoop-
> 	doobie-doop. Yaddayadda woohoo, blabbity blip
> 	shoop-doobie-doop.
> 	   This is an indented paragraph. Blabbity blab
> 	blab, blabbity blip. Yaddayadda woohoo, shoop-
> 	doobie-doop.
> 	a. This is a list item. Note that the text,
> 	   not the marker, is aligned with the paragraph
> 	   indent above.
> 	b. This is a another list item. Note that the text,
> 	   not the marker, is aligned with the paragraph
> 	   indent above.
> 
> Can CSS produce this sort of layout from standard markup? Any help
> appreciated. I've read the relevant parts of the spec several times but
> lose grip quickly without an implementation to fiddle with.
> 
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