[whatwg] Styling <details>

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 12:56:13 PDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela at cs.tut.fi> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> <details> is definitely something we want to make fully
>> author-stylable.
> I don’t. Who’s this ”we” you are talking about, and why do they want to make
> <details> author-stylable even before a single browser has _any_ support to
> the element, at the functional level?

"We" being, I suspect, the browser community.  If that's overreaching,
then I'm content to say that *I* want it to be fully author-stylable,
but I believe Moz feels similarly (Tantek is working on making the
form controls more author-stylable).

>>> Why should we use list-style-type for something that clearly ain’t
>>> no list?
>> Because it appears that the disclosure triangle wants to have the same
>> behavior that ::marker does.
> Does it? Why do you imply the visual concept of a ”disclosure triangle”, and
> how does that relate to the behavior proposed for ”::marker” in some draft?

I don't understand the question.  However, the default visual behavior
of <details> is suggested in the HTML spec.

>> Don't be misled by the name - all that
>> list-style-type does is help construct the default value for 'content'
>> on ::marker.  It has nothing to do with things that are semantically
>> lists, per se.
> I know that many CSS property names are misleading. But list-style-type, as
> defined in published CSS recommendations, isn’t bound to any ”::marker”.

It certainly is, in the Lists spec.


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