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[css-counter-styles] Counting chars instead of symbols in pad

From: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:57:41 +1100
Message-ID: <CAMdq69-TUnBBh7XfPkatvKy5Vi0ZOKDw3TbG6MT7fAhKvjQ4yA@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Hi,

The spec says that, the 'pad' counts the number of symbols, not
characters. I suggest to change it to counting characters. I have two
reasons:

1. It is not very useful to count symbols. There are many styles use
multi-character symbols. If people want to build a constant-width
style based on such styles with pad, they will find it impossible as
pad counts symbols.
2. For some predefined styles, such as the Chinese ideographic styles,
it is hard to say how many symbols are there, and explicitly defining
the partition is meaningless while increases the burden of
implementation.

Consequently, I propose changing counting symbols to counting
characters for pad.

Regards,
Xidorn Quan
Received on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:58:48 UTC

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