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Re: [CSS 3 counters] Dealing with <ol start=""> and <li value=""> ?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 10:34:29 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060629173429.GA21083@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2006-06-29 07:09 -0400, dolphinling wrote:
> The WHAT WG's WA1 draft brings back the start attribute on ordered lists 
> and introduces a value attribute on individual list items, and semantic 
> grouping of lists (saying two <ol></ol>s are in fact one list) is being 
> discussed. Unless I missed something in my (admittedly quick) reading, 
> the Counters section in both CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 seems insufficient to 
> deal with this.
> 
> I don't actually have any thoughts on how to solve it, but just wanted 
> to make sure it didn't get lost in the void.

Using a bit of pseudo-syntax with my attr() usage, I would think
something like the following would be sufficient:

ol::before, ul::before {
  content: "" /* or a new value that's better */;
  counter-reset: list-item;
}

ol[start]::before {
  conter-reset: list-item attr(start);
}

li {
  counter-increment: list-item;
}

li[value] {
  counter-reset: list-item attr(value);
}

(Plus appropriate rules for li::marker as described in
http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-lists-20021107/#list-content1 .)

How is this insufficient?
 
-David

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L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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