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[Bug 10824] i18n comment 20 : list item marker display and position

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--- Comment #5 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2010-10-07 15:16:27 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > I actually worked with i18n on this comment. The default behavior cannot be
> > different from what is in CSS2.1, which is to place the marker based on the
> > directionality of the list item. We already have full interop on this behavior,
> > and there are non-list use cases for marker for which it is appropriate.
> > 
> > It's reasonable to add controls for for this in CSS3 Lists, however, so when
> > that happens i18n is asking that this behavior be specified for the default UA
> > stylesheet.

Is there reason to believe HTML could change the default behavior safely, even
though CSS cannot?

> Right, but the HTML spec should also describe the expected behavior without
> reference to CSS, since HTML theoretically is still supposed to work without
> CSS.

HTML5 does not have any rendering requirements, since it is a
device-independent technology and a conforming implementation could render very
differently from what is typical, or not at all. In the rendering section, it
does describe a recommended default rendering, based entirely on CSS. It
doesn't have an alternate description of rendering in non-CSS terms.

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