Bullets on Hebrew webpage incorrectly left aligned due to erroneous markup.

Jeremy Moskovich jeremy at chromium.org
Wed Jun 24 16:40:53 UTC 2009

On http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.2/index-he.php , the bullet marks for
lists are aligned to the left (instead of to the right, as they should be on
webpages) when viewed on a WebKit based browser (e.g. Safari, Chrome,
etc.). I've attached a screenshot showing this behavior.

The reason for this appears to be that the directionality of the list
is specified in a SPAN (line
76)  that wraps the UL tag (line 141).  span is a inline element and ul is a
blocklevel element so the span is implicitly closed by WebKit when the UL is

Even though this markup is technically incorrect, Firefox & IE still apply
the style to the enclosing block level element and that's why the bullets
appear aligned correctly on those browsers (

A possible fix for this would be to convert the enclosing span into a
div, or assign the directionality on the UL element.

This is filed in the Chromium bugtracker at:

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks and best regards,
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