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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 0.6
    • Fix Version/s: 0.6
    • Component/s: Skins (general issues)
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      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

      [1]
      http://forrest.apache.org/faq.html

      [2]
      http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/list-indent.html

      [3]
      http://www.alistapart.com/articles/taminglists/

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              thorsten Thorsten Scherler
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              thorsten Thorsten Scherler
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