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Re: [css3-lists] Proposal for a generic numeric list-style-type

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 08:38:36 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinA6WQeEdzC2wAi-xYtdmhttm7CSuhWhQmk9aXg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Markus Ernst <derernst@gmx.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 6:15 AM, Markus Ernst <derernst@gmx.ch> wrote:
> Reading the CSS3 list specification, I ask myself how list-style-type values for numeric lists could work in a multilanguage website. Usually, for a medium or big web project you would want to have an external CSS file with all common styles, and then if there are rtl language versions, add a second CSS with modifications for rtl languages. You would not want to add a CSS document for every language.
> Now usually the type of numeric list markers depends on the language. Web authors might build an application and not even know the appropriate enumeration types for every language their system supports. Does the current spec provide a way to define a list that adapts to the language of the element?
> If not, I suggest to add a generic list-style-type value for numeric lists that are properly enumerated depending of the current language.

I like this idea.

Would we also need a generic alphabetic list type, then?  Or are the
alphabetics different enough (since some languages don't even have
alphabets) that we don't want to mess with that?

Received on Monday, 17 May 2010 15:45:57 UTC

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