[whatwg] Reverse ordered lists
christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Fri Jan 25 09:29:05 PST 2008
> It was pointed out to me that the start='' attribute (and the
> corresponding DOM attribute) currently defaults to 1. This could,
> AFAICT, reaonably trivially be changed to make it depend on the
> direction of the list and the number of <li> children.
Or you would introduce an |end| attribute, because 'start' is not the
same as 'first'...
I think it has been shown, that the meta attribute |reverse| would
not work in HTML, it would have to be a "command" attribute, i.e. it
doesn't describe the ordering of the following list items, but their
indended display. This would make it presentational and thereby not
suitable for HTML. It would belong into CSS, but that isn't very good
at reordering boxes.
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