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[Bug 19022] New: Syntax of <ol@type> and <ul@type> should be aligned with CSS list-style-type

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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:54:47 +0000
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           Summary: Syntax of <ol@type> and <ul@type> should be aligned
                    with CSS list-style-type
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/grouping-content.html
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, contributor@whatwg.org

This was was cloned from bug 9799 as part of operation LATER convergence.
Originally filed: 2010-05-22 16:29:00 +0000
Original reporter: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>

 #0   Leif Halvard Silli                              2010-05-22 16:29:39 +0000 
Bug 9798 says that @type for <ol> and <ul> should be permitted. 

This bug suggests the syntax for the type attribute,


General: change from HTML4 values to CSS values

For <ul> the HTML4 values are indentical with CSS2, and thus can remain. 
In addition the CSS value "none" should also be permitted.

FOr <ol>, the HTML4 values  should become deprecated/obsoleted:

The HTML4 values for ol@type:  1,a,A,i,I
New values from CSS2: decimal | decimal-leading-zero | lower-roman |
upper-roman | lower-greek | lower-latin | upper-latin | armenian | georgian |
lower-alpha | upper-alpha | none

The value "inherit" should not be permitted.

JUSTIFICATION:  It is practical to have just one value set - namely that of


Webkit: the CSS synonyms for the HTML4 values, are already supported - other
CSS values are not supported. (Interaction with default CSS may cause bugs,

In Gecko: The CSS synonyms for the HTML4 values are already supported. But
disabling CSS removes support for @type, regardless of whether it contains CSS
values or HTML4 values. 

Opera: supports the HTML4 values - but not the CSS values. Doesn't matter if
CSS is enabled or if one disables CSS (to disable CSS, I disable any styling in
 "user mode"  - see the Stylesheet menu under the View menut - I don't know if
there is a way to disable CSS more fundamentally).

IE: Only support the HTML4 values. The support is not affected if one disables
CSS for the current page.
 #1   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2010-08-18 01:25:47 +0000 
I doubt we'll be able to do this, given back-compat, but we should probably at
least investigate.
 #2   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2010-09-24 14:59:55 +0000 
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I looked into this but on balance I think we're better off not doing
this (yet). I'm loathe to introduce synonyms, so for <ol type> I'm skeptical
about doing it at all. For <ul type> the only addition at this point would be
"none" and I don't see the use of that. Maybe once CSS3 Lists is more complete,
we can revisit this, though.
 #3   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2010-10-12 10:12:09 +0000 
*** Bug 11001 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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