[whatwg] WA1: Lists
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Mar 10 11:42:48 PST 2006
On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, L. David Baron wrote:
> The following are comments on section 2.8 (Lists) of the 2006-02-16
> draft of Web Applications 1.0 .
> The text on list numbering seems to lack conformance criteria. The term
> "ordinal value" of a list item should probably more clearly be a
> definition (and not split into multiple places), and there should
> perhaps be some user-agent conformance criteria regarding the ordinal
> value of a list item. However, such requirements should be careful not
> to require a specific display when stylesheets change the display from
> the default.
Well, the spec defines what the ordinal values of the list items are, but
I don't really know what other normative criteria you would want.
Note that there will be a separate section purely for the rendering rules
that may cover how to render list items, but that doesn't affect the
definition of OL elements.
> Also, section 2.8.3 seems to suggest that the value attribute on li
> applies only to the first list item, whereas 2.8.1 says it works on all
> li elements.
I couldn't work out to what you were referring here. The sections seem
consistent, as far as I can tell.
> This section should perhaps also give error handling requirements for
> list items that are not a child of a ul, ol, or menu, regarding list
> numbering semantics.
>From a rendering perspective that will be covered by the rendering
section. I've added a note, however, that when the <li> is not in an
<ol>/<ul>/<menu> element, it does not have list-related relationships with
other <li> elements.
> Should this specification describe the type attribute for ul, ol, and li
> elements that is in HTML4? I believe it's widely implemented.
Is it non-presentational in some way?
If it is purely presentational, it will be defined in the rendering
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