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Re: Display: inline-table

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 23:10:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Staffan Mhln <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0502222308410.19631@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Staffan Mhln wrote:
> 
> I was trying to say that i don't think 'list-item' is a real 'display' 
> value, its just a block with a marker. The marker "should" work even if 
> the element was inline or something else, while 'list-style-position' 
> might not apply to all 'display' types.
> 
> I think this is probably what you were referring to in your post:

Right. That's one of the things the working group is considering -- a way 
of saying "this element should have a list item marker" instead of "this 
element is of 'display: list-item'".


> >    el { display: inline; annotate: list-marker; }
> >    el::marker { ... }
> 
> I don't have any idea how 'list-style-type' would work with something 
> like your annotate-marker though.

It would set the default value for the style in the 'counter' function on 
the 'content' property of the ::marker pseudo-element, or similar.

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