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RE: list-item alignment in CSS

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 11:38:08 -0700
Message-ID: <41F7F4CE3CA2CF11BC5000805F14B2A901ABCE34@RED-31-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca'" <igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>, fahrner@pobox.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
This is remedied in the next beta of Internet Explorer 4.0 (beta 2).

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca
> [SMTP:igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca]
> Sent:	Tuesday, June 03, 1997 6:53 AM
> To:	fahrner@pobox.com
> Cc:	www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: list-item alignment in CSS
> 
> 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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> > punches, and will deliver sheets of computed results every few
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> > 
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> > 
> > 
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