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Re: [css-pseudo] Need a way to styling the disclosure triangle of the <details> (or <summary>) element

From: Patrick Dark <www-style.at.w3.org@patrick.dark.name>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 16:36:36 -0600
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: Ting-Yu Lin "<tlin@mozilla.com>;" Tab Atkins "Jr." "<jackalmage@gmail.com>;" Xidorn Quan "<quanxunzhen@gmail.com>;" "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <d8ce9dad-b2a5-c652-86e5-867afc690b79@patrick.dark.name>
On 2/24/2016 8:30 PM, fantasai wrote:
> On 02/24/2016 08:30 PM, Xidorn Quan wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. 
>> <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 4:52 PM, Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 7:56 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. 
>>>> <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 12:49 AM, Ting-Yu Lin <tlin@mozilla.com> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> This question was raised in bug 1221416 when implementing 
>>>>>> <details> and
>>>>>> <summary> elements in Firefox.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We might need a way to support styling for the disclosure 
>>>>>> triangle of the
>>>>>> <details> (or <summary>) element. Currently, webkit supports a 
>>>>>> non-standard
>>>>>> pseudo-class summary::-webkit-details-marker as this article said.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Xidorn proposed here that we could add ::marker support for 
>>>>>> <summary>
>>>>>> element in pseudo-element spec.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm happy with Xidorn's idea, and it's already supported by the
>>>>> Counter Styles spec, which has list-style values specifically defined
>>>>> for this.
>>>>
>>>> Yes, but the question is, do we want to make <summary> a list-item? I
>>>> don't think it makes sense. Using list-style on <summary> looks weird
>>>> to me. In the current spec, ::marker is only generated for list-item
>>>> (and inline-list-item). If we want to extend the range ::marker is
>>>> applied to, we would probably need a new concept for it?
>>>
>>> The concept is "list-item".  It's an unfortunate legacy name, but that
>>> happens sometimes.
>>
>> So you are suggesting we make <summary> (or <details>?) to have
>> "display: list-item" by default, and applies list-style and ::marker
>> on it, right? I'm fine with this, though it looks a bit weird, but
>> acceptable and seems to be practical for implementing.
>
> This makes sense to me. What do you think is weird, other than the
> name of the 'list-item' keyword?

Clicking display: list-item markers causes an element's text to become 
selected in Firefox (but not Chrome or Edge). That seems like a bad 
behavior for a disclosure widget.
Received on Saturday, 27 February 2016 22:37:09 UTC

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