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[css-counter-styles] Influence of 'system' on 'negative' and 'width'

From: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:06:51 +1100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <20130220110651.GA5677@bowman.infotech.monash.edu.au>
My reading of both sections 2 and 3.2 is that the negative affixes are applied
regardless of the value of 'system', whereas my previous understanding was that
it should only apply to some systems; for example, that it shouldn't apply to
'disc' or any other cyclic list style even though the @counter-style definition
for 'disc' leaves 'negative' at its initial value of "-".

I'd guess that 'negative' should apply to 'numeric', 'additive', and CJK
longhand systems, but not 'cyclic', and I believe not 'fixed'.  It might
as well apply to the ethiopic system too, just for override purposes.

'width''s allowance for negation symbols may well also need to be conditional
on 'system'.

pjrm.
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:07:20 GMT

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