Re: content property
I'm still not following. Maybe I don't understand properly. Let's say I have
this document (you can map it to HTML using classes in your head)
<P>This is a paragraph.
<P>this is another paragraph.
<FIGURE>This is figure 1.</FIGURE>
<SECTION><TITLE>This is section 1</TITLE
<FIGURE>This is figure 2</FIGURE>
<SECTION><TITLE>This is section 2</TITLE>
<FIGURE>This is figure 3</FIGURE>
Now how do I set up the stylesheet to generate numbers that correspond
to the ones in the text?
> I don't have a need to do these things with CSS. But if they must be
> doable, I'd rather see it in the form of element properties than global
> variables. If there's no elegant and simple solution I'd rather leave
> counters as another argument for DSSSL.
I agree that global variables are bad for all of the usual reasons, but
they seem doubly bad in a system with cascading. What about name conflicts?
What about overrides that change numbering. etc. I would support CSS
adding a simple system based on DSSSL's.
> How is it at accessing the numbers? Can you insert a reference to a
> numbered figure within a paragraph and have it change if the document
> order is changed, as you can with major word processors?
Sure. Hopefully my descriptions in other messages will make this clear.
> Isn't numbering most efficient in the editing phase?
I don't know what this means. If we presume that people will continue
to edit HTML and XML in text editors then we can't depend on wordprocessors
to do numbering for them.