list-style-image in CSS2

CSS2 notes that there's currently no property to adjust the separation
between a list marker and the content of its list item. I assume that when
this issue is addressed, it won't simply be the separation which can be
adjusted, but also things such as vertical alignment? MSIE 4 (and, I
believe, Netscape 4) appear to use a BASELINE vertical alignment between
the marker and the content, which almost always looks very grotty. Unless
I'm missing something, it's not possible to move the content about
vertically at all to make it look nice (and even if it were, simple
baseline manipulation would fall down due to varying font sizes, unless
you start specifying them in - yuck - absolute pixels).


  James Aylett,                    Insigma Technologies Ltd
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Received on Friday, 31 July 1998 05:43:44 UTC