Odd Question

In the post immediately below this one (“THE PULSE on Doctor Fate”), do you see chevrons or black dots before the two indented paragraphs?

34 Responses to “Odd Question”

  1. Jerry Says:

    Black dots.

  2. Justin Newberry Says:

    Chevrons… Definitely chevrons… Or are those the arrows Churchill promised?

  3. Gordon Says:


  4. Stefan Immel Says:


  5. Steve Gerber Says:

    Stefan: What browser are you using?

  6. Stefan Immel Says:

    I’ve tried IE 7.0 and Firefox and 3.0b1.

    Both Firefox version behave the same. In the overview where you can see all entrys but no comments there are chevrons:

    But in the detail view where you can enter the comments there are dots:

    IE omits the chevrons in the Overview:

    But displayes the dots in the detail view:

    Don’t know if that matters but I use the german version for all my programms and of course the OS (Windows XP) as well.

  7. Lord Nabu Says:

    Chevrons and I use Firefox

  8. Charles Bryan Says:

    no dots no chevrons — IE 7

  9. John Says:

    Mac OSX 10.5, Safari 3.0.4 = Chevrons

  10. ROG Says:

    Nope – ie7

  11. jb Says:

    Chevrons – Firefox on Ubuntu Linux

  12. Scott Andrew Hutchins Says:

    Chevrons from the computer at work…

  13. Forrest Says:

    In style.css I find

    /* Begin Lists
    Special stylized non-IE bullets
    Do not work in Internet Explorer, which merely default to normal bullets. */

    .entry ul li:before {
    content: “0BB 020”;

    (BB is a chevron, 20 a space)

  14. Forrest Says:

    But you probably knew that.

  15. bill p. Says:

    Black dots on Opera 9.00.

  16. T. Martin Says:

    Chevrons – using Safari on a Mac.

  17. Scott Says:

    Neither from the computer at home.

  18. A.L. Baroza Says:

    Chevrons, on Firefox.

  19. Soon Says:

    Chevrons through Opera on Windows.

  20. Wayne Says:

    Chevrons, on Firefox

  21. Beth Says:

    dots — IE6

  22. Bgztl (Jack Holt) Says:

    Chevrons on Safari and MAC OSX

  23. Charles Bryan Says:

    Now that I’m looking at home, using Opera, I’ve got the chevrons, too.

  24. Charles Bryan Says:

    But when I click on the link and go to the post itself, there are dots with Opera. Hmmmm.

  25. Forrest Says:

    ^ Probably results from one rendition being styled as class “entry” versus the other being styled as class “entrytext”.

  26. Stefan Immel Says:

    Since my other comment seemed to be stuck in moderation because of to many links I put all the screenshots in one place:


    It seems that there is a difference between entries and the overview and that IE can’t render the chevrons.

  27. Steve Gerber Says:

    Hmm. Looks like I’ve got to do some poking around in style.css. Thanks, everyone, and esp. Forrest and Stefan for looking at the style sheet and grabbing those screen shots. Very instructive.

  28. Forrest Says:

    IE doesn’t support the :before structure, but does more or less support the use-a-graphic-as-a-bullet css feature —

    ul { list-style-image: url(chevron.png); }

  29. Strange Girl In A Stranger Land Says:

    I see dead people

  30. Steve Gerber Says:

    Just looked at the site in IE7. I see a colossal mess. Is anyone else using that browser, and if so, are you also seeing a typographical catastrophe?

  31. Richard Beland Says:

    I’m using IE7. When you first asked, I saw no dots. Now I see dots. But I don’t see a colossal mess (except for the spaghetti sauce on my T-shirt).

  32. Bob Kennedy Says:

    Mine was chevrons until today; now it’s dots.

  33. Justin Newberry Says:

    Holy Hellspank! Now I’m seeing dots too!!!

    Firefox, I call thee trixy and false!

  34. Cynth Says:

    I’ve got my Mac Mini running OS X (Leopard, and wishing I hadn’t upgraded so soon), Firefox, and to me it doesn’t matter as long as I can read the words. 😉