ISSUE-343: Type attribute on ol

Type attribute on ol

State:
CLOSED
Product:
html
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2014-03-07
Description:
Discuss this issue on bugzilla at: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=26417


http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/grouping-content.html#the-ol-element
4.4.5 The ol element

The type attribute seems to be a presentational device that ought to be replaced by CSS, especially given that all major browsers support the styles described when they are specified by use of list-style-type (see http://www.w3.org/International/tests/repository/css3-counter-styles/predefined-styles/results-cstyles#simplenumeric for the roman styles). If it is truly presentational, perhaps we should deprecate it.

Or is this intentionally kept as a way to allow a minimal set of 'semantically' differentiated lists, that will work if CSS is not present? If so, perhaps we should add a brief note to explain that, and mention that you can do much more using CSS.
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Related emails:
  1. [Bug 26417] i18n-ISSUE-343: Type attribute on ol (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2016-05-05)
  2. [minutes] Internationalization telecon 2014-03-13 (from ishida@w3.org on 2014-03-13)
  3. I18N-ISSUE-343: Type attribute on ol [.prep-HTML5] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-03-07)

Related notes:

moved to https://github.com/w3c/i18n-activity/issues/33

Richard Ishida, 18 Apr 2016, 16:51:01

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