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Re: [CSS21] Proof of CSS 2.1 / CSS 2.0

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:29:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: White Lynx <whitelynx@operamail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0508241227580.21639@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, White Lynx wrote:
> 
> > Some features, such as display:marker, have been removed, yes. This 
> > has no effect on either implementors, authors, or users, since the 
> > features were never implemented and never used.
>
> Do you realize that removing display:marker breaks the only bridge 
> between two types of genereted content used in CSS2? In addition now it 
> is impossible to style list item markers in CSS2.1 and in this respect 
> CSS2.1 is not self contained (unlike CSS2).

Yes, it was the opinion of the working group that the CSS2 model was 
suboptimal (and the opinion of the implementors that it was hard to 
implement). Don't worry, ':marker', a much better solution, will be coming 
in CSS3.

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