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Re: root list item Re: [CSS21] 12.5 Lists

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:25:43 -0400
Message-ID: <4D7E4F97.7070609@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style@w3.org
On 3/14/11 1:02 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Firefox appears to simply always hide the marker when overflow is
> non-visible, even though it positions outside markers according to the
> list-item's first line, and thus the marker *should* be inside the
> visible area and visible.

It's not inside the visible area last I checked.  See 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=571564 which discusses 
what's going on in comment 0, but the short of it is that the visible 
area is the size of the list-item's content box or so, and the marker is 
outside that, so is clipped just like in IE or Webkit per your description.

Note that I'm not sure what you mean by "positions outside markers 
according to the list-item's first line" here, but in Gecko the 
_vertical_ position is affected by the baseline of the first line while 
the _horizontal_ position is not affected by the first line at all.  In 
particular, unlike Opera text-indent does not affect _outside_ markers 
in Gecko.

Hope that makes it clear what the Gecko behavior is here and why.

> So, all browsers appear to treat markers as always being children of
> list-items.

This part we agree on, I think.

And I agree that this means that "scroll properly" is a huge PITA.  See 
the bug referenced above.

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