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Re: CSS3: Suggestion for another list-style-type

From: Axel Dahmen <brille1@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 00:03:04 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <hojefb$re9$1@dough.gmane.org>
"Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
> On Mar 23, 2010, at 4:46 PM, Axel Dahmen wrote:
>> Still, wouldn't it be more appropriate to allow <string> values for the 
>> list-style-type property? Why separating this value from all the other 
>> predefined values allowed on list-style-type?
> By using a ::marker pseudo-element, you can also apply other properties to 
> it as well, such as color. And the 'content' property is already well 
> established for use of setting textual (and other) content for stylistic 
> reasons.

I see... Thanks for enlightening me.

I fully agree with you. Still I have a strong feeling that there is some 
ambiguity in the definition of list-style-type then.

If using ::marker (which I tend to favour myself as well), wouldn't it be 
appropriate then to omit the <glyph> entities in favour of a static value 
of, say "fixed"?

What if a list-style-type rule defines "circle" and the ::marker defines 
something else? I see an ambiguity here. Of course, it could be circumvented 
by declaration (e.g. "marker supersedes list-style-type"), but wouldn't it 
be cleaner then to leave out the <glyph> values at all?

What if list-style-type defines any of the <numeric> or <algorithmic> 
values? What about ::marker then?

Axel Dahmen
Received on Friday, 26 March 2010 23:03:49 UTC

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