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

From: Axel Dahmen <brille1@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:14:25 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
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"Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
> Can't do this, since the <glyph> entities have been around for a long
> time, and tons of content depends on them.

Thanks! OK, I understand...

> ::marker only pays attention to list-style-type when it has
> content:normal (which is the default).  If you explicitly set content
> to something else, it uses that instead.

I don't like to overly stress this point, but to lower future ambiguity --  
and to silently prepare deprecation of list-style-type -- wouldn't it be 
appropriate to move list-style-type definition completely over to the 
::marker pseudo-element then? It's the ::marker responsible for rendering 
bullets, numbering etc. The <ul>/<ol> elements just provide an empty 
container box, but they are not responsible for anything li::marker-related.

> (As a direct response to your suggestion to omit the <glyph> values of
> list-style-type, those generally define values that are difficult to
> input on a standard keyboard, or require knowledge of the exact
> unicode code point for them.  I happen to have a custom keyboard map
> that allows me to type an ordinary bullet easily, but I can't do the
> same for the other values.)

I see... Good point. (frankly I have become a bit curious about why you seem 
to be frequently using bullets ;) ) Actually, whenever I want to change a 
bullet to something "extraordinary", I'm regularly using the Character Table 
applet coming with Windows. Still, of course, it's sometimes easier to 
quickly type in the identifier. I see that point, too.

Axel Dahmen 
Received on Saturday, 27 March 2010 18:15:18 UTC

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