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Re: [css3-lists] remove "Complex Counter Styles" and "Optional Extended Counter Styles" sections

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:01:08 -0600
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCSE9XjE-OaOUd_ybs7GjFsnqUQMXWuKSTkjV5eymQg+w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach Tab Atkins Jr.:
>
>  > >  > >   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Nov/0449.html
>  > >  > >   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Jun/0505.html
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > I expect it to be present in the upcoming WD.
>  > >  >
>  > >  > That issue is already present in the ED, at the start of chapter 11.
>  > >  > I put it in there a few days ago.
>  > >
>  > > Could you also add spelled-out lists for comparison purposes?
>  >
>  > Is this actually needed?  It would take a non-trivial amount of work
>  > to do, and you can just imagine one of the existing non-repeating
>  > styles with a 100-long glyphs descriptor.  It doesn't have a very
>  > surprising experience, and the visual appearance of the rule isn't a
>  > very important detail.
>  >
>  > Or actually, for a good example of what a verbose @counter-style looks
>  > like, check out some of the additive styles like georgian or hebrew.
>  >
>  > (Though, if we *did* decide that we didn't care about values past 100
>  > or so, I'm pretty sure I could express them as an additive style in a
>  > much shorter way than explicitly listing values in a non-repeating
>  > style.)
>
> That's a very good reason for writing it out. So, yes, I'd like to see it.

I don't understand.  I didn't give a reason to write it out.  I gave
reasons *not* to write it out: it's a non-trivial amount of work for
me, and there are existing examples in the spec that'll look about the
same.  Just squint at one of the longer additive styles.

~TJ
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