On Oct 12, 2007, at 4:42 AM, Keryx Web wrote:

A. <li value="3"> is not allowed in strict HTML 4/XHTML 1.0, Spec says "use CSS".

B. I want to start at 3.

C: CSS has no means to specify a start value!

Pick your poison:

1. Invalid code
2. Use a transitional DOCTYPE
3. Set value with DOM-script

I'll choose: 1. Invalid code. No doubts.

The start attribute also makes a come-back in html 5:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section- lists0.html#lists0 http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section- lists0.html#start0 iirc, there was also a discussion in the html-wg to bring the start attribute back in the errata's for html 4.01, but obviously nothing came to that, and I can't find it in the archives.

List numbers are 'content', after all is said and done. Browser- makers are moving towards using CSS 'counters' to generate the list numbers as an internal mechanism, but it does not take away that those numbers are content. (and CSS counters is a very attractive mechanism to control/alter the presentation of those numbers).

Philippe Wittenbergh

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