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Lists Module Comments (Technical Note)

From: Daniel Yacob <locales@geez.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 10:27:59 -0400
To: kode@hotbox.ru, w3@hotbox.ru, www-css-wg@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
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Greetings,

As a followup to discussions here in July of this year on the
subject of Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Norwegian and user defined
list styles and formatting issues, a comprehensive page of
detailed notes is offered for review and comments:

http://www.ethiopic.org/w3c/css/WD-css3-lists-20020220-comments.html

While some further refinement might be made to the notes (in
particular an image of the Armenian numeral system should appear
shortly in section 5.2) we consider this a completed work.  We
are willing however to add additional list styles to the technical
note if contacted by experts in a particular area.

The abstract reads:

-- The CSS1 specification was the first one to offer a replacement for
the HTML's 'type' attribute on the 'ol' element by introducing the
'list-style-type' property. The CSS2 specification expanded the list
of the possible 'list-style-type' values by adding a number of
property values such as the values for Hebrew, Armenian, Japanese, and
other numbering systems. At the same time both of the above-mentioned
recommendations provided neither an exact calculation mechanism for
each numbering system, nor mechanisms for resolving the wrapping of
some systems at the end of the alphabet. The Working Draft of the CSS3
Module: Lists offers a broader list of 'list-style-type' values but
the issues raised by the previous Recommendations remain open. This
note describes some possible additions and corrections to the CSS3
Module: Lists which are likely to help UA implementers and document
authors to more precisely control the presentation of lists on the
Web. --

We hope that the technical note will be considered seriously
as input for the next revision of the CSS3 Module: Lists working
draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-lists-20020220/).

Thank You,

Musheg Arakelyan
Alexander Savenkov
Daniel Yacob
Received on Thursday, 17 October 2002 10:06:48 GMT

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