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[css-counter-styles-3] cjk-ideographic: trad-chinese-formal or -informal ?

From: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:09:37 +1100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <20130205090937.GA15759@bowman.infotech.monash.edu.au>
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-counter-styles-3 currently says:

  # cjk-ideographic
  #   This counter style is identical to ‘trad-chinese-formal’

whereas previous versions (css3-lists, css-counter-styles) said

  # ... must be treated as an alias for ‘trad-chinese-informal’

(The change happened somewhere between 2011-04-22 and 2012-09-24,
before the rename from css-counter-styles to css-counter-styles-3.)

The browsers I've tested use -informal, and a couple of web pages suggest that
other people are seeing it displayed like -informal in their web browser, and
I've seen a couple of test suites that assert that the behaviour (for a handful
of values) matches -informal rather than -formal.  Searching www-style for
strings "cjk-ideographic" and "formal", I see a thread where a couple of people
suggest it map to -informal, and no mention of it mapping to -formal.  In
summary, I've found no mention of it mapping to -formal anywhere outside of
this spec.  So my guess is that this is a typo.

If this is a deliberate change, then I suggest adding a note drawing attention
to the change.

Received on Tuesday, 5 February 2013 09:10:04 UTC

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