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Subject [issues] Assigned: (FOR-228) css list-items
Date Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT

   The following issue has been re-assigned.

   Assignee: Thorsten Scherler (
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        Key: FOR-228
    Summary: css list-items
       Type: Improvement

     Status: Assigned
   Priority: Minor

    Project: Forrest
  Component: Forrest skins
    Fix For: 0.6

   Assignee: Thorsten Scherler
   Reporter: Thorsten Scherler

    Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 2:21 PM
    Updated: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 1:14 PM

One thing that annoys me about HTML lists, is the indent level seems excessive. It really
shows on the Apache Forrest TOC output (any page with a TOC will do for an example, but the
Forrest FAQ really shows it[1]). Eric Meyer and A List Apart have a great tutorials about
taming lists[2] & [3]. Eric pretty much '[b]oils it all down' to this [2]:

> Boil it all down, and what we're left with is this: if you want consistent rendering
of lists between Explorer 5.x and Netscape 6.x, you need to set both the left margin and left
padding of the UL element. We can ignore LI altogether for these purposes. If you want to
reproduce the default display in Netscape 6.x, you write:
>   ul {margin-left: 0; padding-left: 2.5em;}
> If you're more interested in following the Explorer model, then:
>   ul {margin-left: 2.5em; padding-left: 0;}
> Of course, you can fill in your own preferred values. Split the different and set both
to 1.25em, if you like. If you want to reset lists to have no indentation, then you still
have to zero out both padding and margin:
>   ul {margin-left: 0; padding-left: 0;}

Does it make sense to add this to the css-style skin?

Web Maestro Clay 




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