Re: ul compact

Dave_Raggett (
Wed, 18 Aug 93 13:40:36 BST

> Is there supposed to be a <UL compact>? I heard someone mention
> at the WWWWW that <UL compact> was supposed to be a list with no
> bullets. If there isn't a <UL compact> is there enough support
> to add this? Is <menu> supposed to be like a <UL compact>?

HTML+ doesn't (yet) include <menu> or <dir>. There does need to be
a simple consistent way of specifying the same kinds of thing, e.g.

src (%URL;) #IMPLIED -- image for bullet --
compact (compact) #IMPLIED -- suppress bullets --
wrap (none|vert|horiz) none -- multicolumn lists -->

e.g. <ul wrap=horiz> horizontally wrapped multicolumn list </ul>

> And what about Marc's (or someone's) suggestion to display a random
> graphic instead of a bullet. That's pretty easy to add. If there
> is an ALT attribute the user could also specify there favorite
> bullet character in text mode clients.

I added this into later versions of the draft, although the alt attribute
arised later on and needs adding.

In the same vein, we need to think about ordered lists and allowing people
to specify the style, perhaps on the lines of the DocBook DTD.