[thelist] LI value attribute?

James Aylard evolt at pixelwright.com
Mon Dec 2 11:15:01 CST 2002


> > Another option for Marc is to use CSS automated numbering [2],
> > although browser support will be spotty at best -- one of the inevitable
> > limitations when implementing XHTML Strict compliance.
> james, are you mixing css apples with xhtml oranges?
> writing xhtml strict in no way implies you will have spotty browser
> for a particular, and in this case advanced, css feature

    No, but it means that you can't use the widely supported "start"
attribute on the <ol> element, which a Transitional DTD would allow. CSS
automated numbering is the scheme designed to replace that attribute
(although it is debatable whether the numbering of ordered lists is truly a
style issue in the first place).

> are you referring to the id/name issue?

    No, because using a digit as an id is invalid under any X/HTML DTD
(although it will work in most Win32 versions of IE).

> by the way, that automated numbering trick is pretty neat, but i wouldn't
> use it

    Yep. Back to spotty support.


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