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Re: [CSS21][css3-content] counters and table-column / table-column-group

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 09:52:07 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTik0xyt18M+kyDs5xoAYfUBwX7yzXA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 1:57 AM, Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu> wrote:
> A very tentative proposal would be:
>  - Change "are not rendered (exactly as if ...)" to
>    "do not generate any boxes"; and be explicit either
>    that 'counter-reset' and 'counter-increment' still have effect,
>    or that their behaviour is undefined.
>  - Change "that is not displayed (...)" to
>    "whose 'display' has value 'none'".
>  - In section 17.2.1, be explicit that those suppressed children
>    cannot affect counters.
> Those first couple of changes are a bit risky to change at this point
> in CSS 2.1.  An alternative would be just to add a sentence to each
> that deals just with the interaction between counters and
> table-column[-group].

A third alternative would be to just file bugs on the browsers and get
them to change their behavior wrt table-column elements and counter-*.
 This sounds like the sort of behavior that only comes up when you're
explicitly testing for it.

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