quick html question

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    l'Anziano DavidP's Avatar
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    quick html question

    I thought if you nested an ordered list, it was supposed to change the bullets.

    Code:
    <ol>
    	<li>Hello</li>
    	<ol>
    		<li>World!</li>
    		<ol>
    			<li>Again!</li>
    		</ol>
    	</ol>
    </ol>
    but the "bullet" to all those list items is "1." shouldnt it be changing for each instance of nesting?
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    switch the li's with ul's
    Because I can't.

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    but a ul is an unordered list....li's are list items...

    edit: i tried it anyways, didnt work

    ol - ordered list
    ul - unordered list
    li - list item
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    You have choices:

    <li type="disc"></li>
    <li type="square"></li>
    <li type="circle"></li>

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    And:
    <li type="1"></li> - Arabic
    <li type="a"></li> - Lower Alpha
    <li type="A"></li> - Upper Alpha
    <li type="i"></li> - Lower Roman
    <li type="I"></li> - Upper Roman

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    yes i know about that

    but in the past when i have nested ordered lists it has automatically chosen the type of bullet each list item gets.

    It started out as I, II, III, then went to A, B, C, then went to 1, 2, 3, then to i, ii, iii, then to a, b, c, and so forth.

    Maybe only older browsers did that? Because I know for sure they did that. And I have read books that say it does that, and my old teachers told me it does that....however maybe it has become deprecated over time?
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    I would imagine that functionality is no longer common practice. I have never been aware of that action taken by the browser.

    Maybe someone on here has an older browser they can test that theory on?

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    considering two teachers have taught that to me, plus i have read it in a book, and it has worked in the past for me, i am about 99% sure it used to work unless i was in some big massive dream world.

    i wish it still did work
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    It really doesn't matter what you were taught or what you read in a book. The standard has changed very much in the past couple years.

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    http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/lists.html

    The type attribute has been depreciated and it is recommended to use CSS to define your layout.... which is what you should be doing anyways.

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    yes, CSS is god
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    Let's talk about SAX

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    David - send me the file and I'll test it - I have a PC that still runs MSIE 3.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    David - send me the file and I'll test it - I have a PC that still runs MSIE 3.0
    ?? Just copy the code from the OP. That is what he is trying to accomplish.

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