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Re: against counters: new property 'numbering'

From: March <marchbox@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 01:41:58 +0800
Message-ID: <5ffcdc990706011041j120ec2a4i2dc90b487120bf0b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dmitry Turin" <sql40@narod.ru>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

really like XHTML 2 style:

<section>
<h>...</h>
....
</section>

that could make things much easier. ;)

On 5/24/07, Dmitry Turin <sql40@narod.ru> wrote:
>
> Good day.
>
> Way of counters is sophisticated.
>
> (1) There are only two case in numbering:
> all counters or one counter is displayed in item, i.e.
>
> 1. text
> 2. text
>  2.1. text              /*** numbering=all ***/
>  2.2. text
> 3. text
>
> 1. text
> 2. text
>  1. text                /*** numbering=one ***/
>  2. text
> 3. text
>
> And new one property for LI, H1-H6 will be easier for user
>
> li {
>   numbering: all;
> }
> h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 {
>   numbering: all;
> }
>
> then complex construction with counters (like the following) !
> Real life is narrower, than css-standard !
>
> h2::before {
>     content: counter(chapter) "." counter(section) " ";
>     counter-increment: section;
> }
> li::before {
>     content: counter(chapter) "." counter(section) " ";
>     counter-increment: section;
> }
>
> (2) There is standard to separate counters: only by dot.
> Therefore it's unnecessary to give possibility to glue counters
> through other mark of punctuation (like in example above) -
> _life is narrower, than css-standard_.
> Thus LI,H1-H6 don't need '::before' and 'content' for this purpose.
>
> But H1-H6 need property 'header-style-type',
> which is analogous to 'list-style-type'.
>
> (3) Look at documentation of w3.org and whatwg.org:
> do you see prefix "chapter, section, etc" ? No !
> These prefixes are used seldom.
> And '::before' should be intended for this seldom case,
> should be intended for experienced user.
> But simple user want to create document quickly and simply.
>
>
> Dmitry Turin
> http://html60.chat.ru
> http://sql40.chat.ru
> http://computer20.chat.ru
>
>
>
>


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