fw:Re: colours for bullets
Apr 14 16:26 1997
To: 'email@example.com' (BNR400)
From: Christopher (C.) Kho (BNR) Dept E212 SKY
Subject: Re: colours for bullets
In message "colours for bullets", you write:
> Christopher Kho wrote:
> > No can do with style sheets. I have to make a page that can be used by
> > Netscape 3.01, although I am curious to see a solution using style sheets.
> > I would like to see the LI tag to have a COLOR attribute that would be valid
> > for all list types. Is there some sort of protocol that needs to be followed
> > to submit this suggestion to the W3C for future versions of HTML?
> But it makes no difference to your stated task whether one uses a CSS
> directive or a <LI COLOR> attribute, since Netscape 3.01 will support
> neither one.
I know. That's what was implied in my message. I've went and used gifs of
coloured circles and tables to make the page.
> It seems to me that including a bullet-color attribute in CSS is a
> better move than overloading all the currently-present attributes with
> more presentation-based markup (after all, why not <DT COLOR>? <UL
> COLOR> to define a default color for the whole list? <P FACE> to set a
> default text face for the paragraph? We could go on like this for
The color of definition terms and unordered lists and the font face of
paragraphs can be changed using existing tags on the fly whereas the color of a
bullet in an unordered list cannot and the use of an attribute within an
existing tag seems cleaner than having to resort to CSS's to implement such
a simple task.