[whatwg] Lists, <ins>/<del>, and <a>

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Aug 30 02:35:22 PDT 2006

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>      del { display: none }
>> you'll see a one-item list for my markup, while for your markup you'll 
>> see a second, empty list item.
> That could be seen as a limitation of the styling language. It has been 
> repeated many times on this list that styling should not be taken into 
> account when "designing" markup.

But you do have to design the markup language in a way that satisfies 
the use cases.  In this case, it clearly doesn't satisfy at least one of 

The edit attribute would meet this one, as you could use:

li[edit=deleted] { display: none; }

It's even somewhat backwards compatible with current browsers.

Lachlan Hunt

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