[whatwg] Styling <details>

Jukka K. Korpela jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Fri Apr 8 11:34:25 PDT 2011

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Regardless of whether or not we agree on a common glyph to use for
> this,  we should at least agree on the applicable CSS styles used to 
> achieve
> the rendering, which is essential so that authors have an easier time
> override them with their own styles.

It’s far too premature to consider such things. We don’t know what are the 
feasible or optimal renderings of <details> elements. Actually, if you wish 
to make them widely understood and used, you _don’t_ want to encourage 
authors to suggest their idiosyncratic renderings. On the average, a web 
author, left alone, creates a much poorer user interface than a person 
designing a web browser – simply because the latter is some kind of a 
professional in such matters.

> If we use 'list-style-type', it seems reasonable to at least agree on
> a common list-style-type value.

Why should we use list-style-type for something that clearly ain’t no list?

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 

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