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Bug 16989 - I18N-ISSUE-135: List of list style types...
Summary: I18N-ISSUE-135: List of list style types...
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-07 18:50 UTC by Addison Phillips
Modified: 2012-05-08 16:10 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Addison Phillips 2012-05-07 18:50:38 UTC
4.5.5 The ol element

In the <ol> element, the 'type' attribute has five potential types: decimal, lower-alpha, upper-alpha, lower roman numerals, and upper roman numerals. Should this list also include the values from CSS3-lists (particularly near

The current short list probably exists for legacy compatibility reasons with existing markup. However, it would be good to recognize the wider world of list-style-type. This could be accomplished by explicitly allowing the fully-qualified names of CSS-Lists attributes as values of the type attribute.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-05-08 00:24:40 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: There are literally over a hundred of possible values here if we go down this road. Better to just have the short list we have now for legacy reasons and let authors use CSS to actually pick the style.