[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
> 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?
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