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Re: [css3-lists] Proposal for additional list-style-type value and related property

From: Daniel Lawrence <daniel.lawrence.1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 20:20:17 -0500
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <3F8690B4-100B-4F35-AB58-BDB8B4ADF99F@gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Thanks. I'm glad someone else is thinking along the same lines. I look  
forward to reading you additions in full.

Daniel

On Dec 16, 2010, at 7:15 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Daniel Lawrence
> <daniel.lawrence.1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Greetings All,
>>
>> I am new to this list so please forgive any protocol faux pas. I  
>> did examine
>> the W3C site and the archive of this list for guidance on prosing  
>> new CSS
>> features and historical context, to see if something like the  
>> following
>> proposal had already be suggested; as well as attempted to  
>> determine whether
>> there is another way to use CSS to achieve the same end result. As  
>> none of
>> these investigation turned up much, I am hereby posting my proposal  
>> to this
>> list.
>>
>> I would like to propose the addition of a value to list-style-type  
>> property
>> and an additional supporting property.
>>
>> As an additional (non-repeating) list-style-type value I propose  
>> "values" to
>> be supported by the further addition of the property "list-style- 
>> values".
> [snip]
>
> I'm editting the CSS3 Lists module right now, and your use-case is
> addressed by my additions.
>
> I'm adding an @counter-style rule, which allows you to specify the
> type of counter, what glyphs to use, and a few other settings.  You
> can then use that counter style in list-style-type.
>
> This lets me remove almost all of the explicitly counter styles
> currently in the document at <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-lists>, and
> replace them with @counter-style entries in the UA style sheet.  If
> you can imagine your counter style as falling into any of the major
> categories currently in the draft, it'll be possible to define it in
> @counter-style.
>
> ~TJ
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