RE: (WW) Looking for a volunteer ot two!

Even as a reference, shouldn't it tell me if I can mix styles, or point me to how one would set different styles for different levels of a particular list, or just tell me that different level styles of the same list must be done with resort to the creation of classes?

David R. Herz

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mills [] 
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 2:16 PM
Cc: 'Eliot Graff';
Subject: Re: (WW) Looking for a volunteer ot two!

That's more tutorial kind of content really David - the articles we're working on currently as pure reference docs. But your input is still very much appreciated.

The following article has a wealth of detail on styling lists ( and links)

But it is a bit long winded, so I'm aiming to pull it apart and turn it into shorter separate articles soon…when I get the time of course. Perhaps you coujld add your notes below to this one, as editorial notes?

All the best,

Chris Mills
Opera Software,
W3C Fellow, web education and Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (

On 16 May 2013, at 02:44, David R. Herz <> wrote:

> I am certainly willing to look, but am not an expert on the technical.  However, I might raise questions the answers to which you will take for granted. For instance, can I define the images or stylings of multiple levels of a list without resort to separate class definitions and calls to the class on each particular level?
> Say I have a document with headings:
> I. There is no Jurisdiction
>  A. There is no Personal Jurisdiction
>  i. Service was Improper
>  ii. Proof of Service was never filed
>  B. There is no In Rem Jurisdiction
> Can I set a single style definition that gives me different results at each level of the list (such as ol {list-style-type:upper-roman,upper-latin,lower-roman,disc,url("images/dot.gif");}, where each comma separated type is a separate level, and some levels have no numbers, and some use images even, or define some custom number set), or must I, within the HTML document, set a separate class at each level in the document, or is this something that ought to be done with a script instead?  If I later want to promote or demote something to a different level, it seems silly to have to go in and change classes in my HTML to do so.
> David R. Herz
> From: Eliot Graff []
> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:20 AM
> To:
> Subject: (WW) Looking for a volunteer ot two!
> Hi Everyone.
> I’m the coordinator for four itsy bitsy CSS property pages [1] and am 
> looking for some volunteers to help fill in and verify our content for 
> this Web Platform Wednesday. [2]
> Here, let me make a list of the properties:
> 1.  list-style
> ☺  list-style-image
>                               * list-style-position
> -    list-style-type
> Please send me a quick note if you have a few minutes to pitch in and Doc the Web!
> Thanks,
> Eliot
> [1] 
> 5#List-style_properties [2] 

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