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Re: overflow and list-items

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:26:49 +0000 (UTC)
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0807222119470.17700@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 4 Apr 2008, Arron Eicholz wrote:
> When a 'li' element or any element set to 'display: list-item' has a 
> setting for 'overflow' other than 'visible' what should happen to the 
> marker box when it is set to 'list-style-position: outside'?

Assuming that it falls outside the overflow box, it should disappear. The 
marker is part of the (first) line box of the list-item box. It should act 
exactly like any inline element on that line, just rendered flush with the 
start of the line box.

I wrote some prose on how this is supposed to work back in the 2002 


...the latest version of which is here:


It needs more work before we can call it a real spec, though.

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