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Re: [css3-lists] Published as WD!

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:24:27 -0700
Message-ID: <4E26041B.2040909@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
On 07/19/2011 11:57 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>  Aharon Lanin wrote:
>> 4. Under the current proposal, is there currently any way to get the
>> marker placed horizontally flush against the "start" side relative to
>> the *list item*'s direction, as list-item-position:hanging would have
>> done? Sometimes, apparently, people do want the markers to switch
>> sides in a mixed-direction list.
>
> No.  I did have a 'hanging' value that would do this, but we dropped
> it due to lack of use-cases.  Can you give examples of places where
> people actually want this, or the behavior is clearly reasonably
> attractive?  (This is roughly the current behavior of Firefox and
> Opera with outside list markers.)

s/we/I/ since that was not a WG decision. Note also that we have explicit
resolutions on this exact issue stating that "list-item-position: outside"
places the marker on the start side of the list-item based on the list-item's
directionality.

>> Now, two small proposals:
>>
>> 5. Is there any objection to HTML5 specifying in the default style
>> sheet li {text-align:match-parent;}? I have suggested this in the
>> past, and http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10824 is still
>> open for this purpose.
>
> Is this actually required anymore?  Outside markers now pay attention
> to the parent's direction without relying on text-align at all (it's
> part of the details of "position:marker").  Was there any other
> use-case for match-parent?

Note that he wrote 'text-align: match-parent', which has very little to do
with the list marker's position. Different issue. I don't see a problem
with this suggestion, but it's not a css3-lists issue. It's an HTML5/CSS3
Text issue.

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 22:33:40 GMT

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