[whatwg] Reverse ordered lists
simonp at opera.com
Wed Jan 9 08:54:23 PST 2008
> I recently wanted to create an OL in reverse order. In scouring the web
> for a solution, I found no simple way to accomplish this, but came
> across a number of other people frustrated by the lack of this minor
> The easiest, most obvious solution would be to create an attribute for
> Ordered Lists -- let's call it order="" -- which would have two possible
> values: ftl (first to last) and ltf (last to first). Very much like the
> dir property for text, and, similarly, it would default/degrade to the
> normal first-to-last order.
> The possible applications for this are numerous, of course: count-downs,
> top n lists, having "most recent" items at the top of a reverse-numbered
> list, etc. I'm sure anybody can think of times they'd want to do this.
> It would be particularly helpful for traditional print (newspapers,
> magazines, etc.) converting their content for internet use. Yes, you can
> accomplish such things via overloaded tables or CSS hacks, or avoid
> using an HTML list at all, but my proposal would make this use of lists
> much more convenient, more standardized, and less likely to break.
(A boolean reverse="" attribute or so would also work, I guess.)
Siemova then kindly provided some useful pointers:
People who are frustrated due to the lack of this feature:
Pages that work around the lack of this feature:
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