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<OL>, stylesheets, HTML3, Netscape2.0 (fwd)

From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 20:51:50 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199602280451.UAA12523@server.livingston.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org
Once upon a time Mirsad Todorovac shaped the electrons to say...
>Is there a way outside of CSS to change numbering style of <OL> elements,
>and/or bullet style of <UL> elements.

Nothing widely implimented, just some Netscape extensions.

>I've tried with Netscape-2.0, and it fails to render even something that
>simple as <UL PLAIN> or <MENU> as specified in HTML3 draft (bullets remain).

Yep, they don't support *most* of the HTML3 draft, neither does any other
major browser.  So if it is important to you - forget it, find some other
way to do it or wait until the spec is ratified and widely implimented.

>Is there a simple way to change <OL> numbering style to a, b, ... (lower-alpha

In Netscapisms, yes, you can do this.  See their pages.

>and/or leave out bullets using <UL> elements.  I mean, it cannot be just

Nope, I have never seen a way to do this in a major browser.

>_impossible_ to do it, it is a simple thing...

Yes, yes it can be impossible.  There are a great many simple things that
just aren't supported, you'd better get used to it.  Sure, there may be some
browsers people keep yapping about being better because they add features
the day after they are proposed - but when it comes to the real world your
audience is: Netscape, M$ Internet Explorer, Mosaic, and Lynx.  I believe
in that order (I might have M$IE too far up the chain) so you have to 
consider what they can do when laying out pages.  And they *don't* do most
of the the HTML 3 draft yet.

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