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Re: Question on the spec re List Backgrounds

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:33:05 +0300
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <36BC06A6-44B4-11D6-8D37-003065B8CF0E@niksula.hut.fi>
On Sunday, March 31, 2002, at 03:32 , Nicholas Atkinson wrote:

> <ul style="background: red;">
>     <li>Unordered List Item</li>
>     <li>Unordered List Item</li>
> </ul>
> The background of the list item text will obviously be red.  But 
> there will be a left-hand margin and bullet generated before each 
> list item text.  Should the background of this bullet and left-hand 
> margin be red or the background colour of its parent block? 

It depends on the margins and padding of the <ul> and <li> elements.

> In IE 6 and Opera 6.01 (on Windows) the bullet and margin do not 
> have a red background.  But in Netscape 6.1 (on Windows) 
> the background of the bullet and margin is red.
> Who is correct as per the spec?

Both when you leave the padding and margins up to the UA stylesheet, 
because there is no normative UA style sheet. See 

Henri Sivonen
Received on Sunday, 31 March 2002 09:34:10 UTC

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