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Re: [css21] is 'initial' a valid counter name?

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:05:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4F149F24.7060903@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
CC: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:54:31 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. 
<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> ·         ‘initial’ was not a keyword in CSS2.1. Was it a forward-looking
>> extension? Is it still relevant?
>> ·         How normative is the CSS2.1 text? Does it actually mean that the
>> value is invalid, or is it just discouraged?
> It uses 'must', so it's a normative requirement.  Unfortunately, it
> appears to be author conformance criteria, as there is nothing
> specifying what implementations should do if authors *do* specify a
> counter with that name.  (The Lists module *does* specify this as
> implementation conformance, by stating that it makes the
> @counter-style invalid if you use one of the reserved names.

In CSS21, 12.2 (The 'content' property) says:

   # <counter>
   #     [...] The name must not be 'none', 'inherit' or 'initial'. Such
   #     a name causes the declaration to be ignored.

If you think this is not actually suitable in the light of what 
css3-lists says, please can you comment.

Anton Prowse
Received on Monday, 16 January 2012 22:06:00 UTC

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