Re: auto-numbering in CSS (was: content property)
I hope this isn't too negative...
David Perrell wrote:
> I suggested counter properties in CSS such that every element has an
> associated counter. By default, the counter has a value of 1 decimal,
> but can be explicitly declared with any initial value and type.
I think this would be a waste, and also not sufficient. It's a good
solution for specifying how list items work.
> The DSSSL method strikes me as a more elegant solution than my last
> insofar as my solution could require elements to be declared for the
> sole purpose of counting other elements. A few questions, though:
I don't like that either. It doesn't allow me to have a set of things
which are numbered which don't relate to a flat section of the document
tree. I'm sure I could do it by writing LISP code, but that doesn't
seem elegant at all to me.
What I'd like is a set of named counters and some sort of formatting
language for combining these into output patterns. Something where
I could type something human readable like: %chapter.%section
Doug Rand email@example.com
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