[whatwg] Reverse ordered lists

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Wed Jan 23 06:58:11 PST 2008

On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:03:42 +0100, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:

> Simon Pieters wrote:
>>    <ol start="100" reverse>
>>  The lack of start='' would make the numbers update as the list is  
>> filled with <li>s. This allows both for simplicitly for short lists and  
>> correct incremental rendering for large lists.
> No, the lack of an explicit start attribute would make it start from the  
> default value: 1.  It would then count down from there:
>   1. A
>   0. B
> -1. C
> -2. D

Why? From an authoring perspective I would say that it's more useful to  
have the last item be 1 by default.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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