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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-values] enable the use of counter() inside calc()

From: Oriol Brufau via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:27:26 +0000
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The problem with this proposal is that `counter()` returns a `<string>`, but `calc()` does not work with strings. For example, `counter(id, upper-latin)` might be `'A'`. How exactly is `calc()` supposed to know that this means `1`?

So I think we need some way to get the numeric value of a counter, either by adding some parameter to `counter()` or a new function. This should be allowed to appear anywhere an integer is expected, including (but not necessarily in) `calc()`. I wrote my thoughts in #1871.

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