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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:07:05 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBQRfTs4mkUkPMucR2QTXwH5V69pQPd9r9NrJKDTicVKA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu> wrote:
> 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.

There wasn't actually any reason to not support negatives on those, so
I relaxed the restriction.  I should reset 'negative' to "" for
several styles, though, thanks for reminding me.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 16:07:55 GMT

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