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Re: [css3-lists] counters "self-nesting"

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 08:43:54 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBC+32A1KEOH47OxetUAtR79zS_P=C3Lk6U30vjyngQtA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Cc: Andrian Cucu <acucu@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:54 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr> wrote:
> Le 09/12/2011 12:48, Andrian Cucu a écrit :
>> In that case, I find the wording "re-using a counter in a child element
>> automatically creates a new instance of a counter" confusing - since I'm
>> reusing the same counter in a child element and thus a new instance of the
>> counter should be created.
>> At the same time, my interpretation is that "a new instance of a counter"
>> means a new counter scope - or does instance refer to something else?
> As I understand it, a counter instance and scope are the same thing. The
> exact scoping behavior is described for each counter property later in the
> same section, but I agree: the introduction paragraph is confusing if not
> wrong.

I try to refer to things as counters or counter instances, which
*have* scope, but if I've gotten it wrong please correct me.

I agree that the intro paragraph is a bit confusing.  It was inherited
from the old Content spec with minimal changes.  I've changed the word
"re-using" to "resetting".

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