[CentOS] Centos 5.10 Firefox 24.3.0 HTML OL

Thu Feb 13 02:23:41 UTC 2014
Always Learning <centos at u62.u22.net>

On Thu, 2014-02-13 at 14:57 +1300, Rob Kampen wrote:

> On 02/13/2014 02:34 PM, Always Learning wrote:

> > These
> >
> > 	<ol type="a">
> > 	<ol type="A">
> > 	<ol type="i">
> >
> > used to work in the Centos 5 supplied Firefox. Now OL produce digits
> > instead.
> >
> > http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_ol_type.asp states
> >
> > "Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5
> > The type attribute of the <ol> element is no longer deprecated in
> > HTML5."

> i.e. no longer deprecated - implies it is either removed and not allowed 
> or supported any more, or it has moved from being deprecated to valid 
> .... poor choice of wording.
> just beware - w3schools.com is not authoritative on www / html / css - 
> they hold a useful domain name that google insists on showing at or near 
> the top of every search.

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your help. Clarity in English is increasingly important
especially as the USA's gobbledygook English has replaced chunks of
England's proper English.

After reading your contribution I did another Google on "html 5 ol" and


which states, inter alia,

"The start attribute on the ol element was deprecated in a previous
version of HTML, but is no longer deprecated, as it has meaning and is
not simply presentational."

The web page then gives these examples:-

"" type = "1" or "a" or "A" or "i" or "I"   ""

This HTML 5 syntax suggests to me OL was never actually withdrawn or
cancelled from HTML 4.1 thus Firefox should continue to render it
properly according to the HTML 4.1 specification and, importantly, being
aware that OL is definitely established in the HTML 5 specification.

My question is: Is the lack of rendering in FF a bug, a fault or an
error ?

Best regards

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