compact attribute’s purpose is to instruct the
browser to render the ordered list into a smaller text block by reducing
the spacing between lines and/or reducing the default indentation.
This attribute is now deprecated, and is highly presentational in its nature. The desired visual effects can all be achieved with CSS and, as such, this attribute shouldn’t be used—it’s presented here for informational purposes only.
compact applied to the maintenance instructions we
<ol compact="compact"> <li>Remove the outer casing by pushing the plastic rivets through.</li> <li>Disconnect the main power harness from the inner unit (unclip).</li> <li>Remove connection to the glow plug.</li> <li>Extract unit, keeping upright at all times.</li> </ol>
The only acceptable value is
Very poor support is
provided for this attribute (that is, not a single browser responded to
compact attribute), but given that it’s a
deprecated attribute and the desired effects can be achieved using CSS,
this shouldn’t cause any problems.