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Re: Outline Numbered Lists

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:37:41 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: Dylan Just <dylan.just@ephox.com>
Message-ID: <20090617223741.GA1046@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2009-06-17 18:12 -0400, Dylan Just wrote:
> Some good points have been raised - browser support, content vs markup -
> but I still think the idea has merit. For sure, there are practical
> solutions we can employ to achieve this functionality today, but the
> root cause is best solved by changing the css standard. 
> 
>  
> 
> It doesn't matter if it won't get browser support soon - by putting it
> in the standard we influence browser capabilities and one day solve this
> problem for good. i.e. in 10 years someone will be able to use this list
> type without employing hacks. 
> 
>  
> 
> I'm basically making a feature request. :) What's the process from here
> to inclusion in the standard?

It's already included in CSS 2.1, and
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Jun/0188.html
points to an example showing how to use the standard feature,
though, as
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Jun/0190.html
points out, it doesn't work in IE7.

The relevant part of the standard is
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/generate.html#counters

-David

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