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Re: [css3-lists] glyphs in single string

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:30:54 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBnu=iVKW-BUVZEc7WXu0HquQLhgZBeGK3fNwzd0qWz_A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach Peter Moulder:
>
>  > Let's try a couple of common uses of @counter-style in all three options
>  > to get a feel for how they differ visually:
>  >
>  > @counter-style lower-norwegian {
>  >   type: alphabetic;
>  >   glyphs: 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzæøå';
>  > }
>  >
>  > @counter-style lower-norwegian {
>  >   type: alphabetic;
>  >   glyphs: 'a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z æ ø å';
>  > }
>
> It's helpful to post syntax examples like these.
>
> Both examples look fine to me. I have a slight preference for the more
> compact form (because I like compact forms), but the space-separated
> list is also readable and it's more powerful as it allows
> multi-character markers.

I think the other examples he posted made the space-separated-string
or list-of-strings approaches more readable than the compact one.

>  > @counter-style lower-norwegian {
>  >   type: alphabetic;
>  >   glyphs: 'a' 'b' 'c' 'd' 'e' 'f' 'g' 'h' 'i' 'j' 'k' 'l' 'm' 'n' 'o'
>  >           'p' 'q' 'r' 's' 't' 'u' 'v' 'w' 'x' 'y' 'z' 'æ' 'ø' 'å';
>  > }
>
> This, in contrast, is hard to read/write and hard to detect errors in
> -- missing one quote mark would be easy to do, and it would have
> consequences.
>
> Do we really need the longhand? Why not just have a space-separated
> list?

We need the longhand because images are allowed as glyphs.

~TJ
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