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Re: [css-counter-styles-3] Font for symbolic counter style

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:20:06 +0100
Message-ID: <5151E6D6.9000104@exyr.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Le 26/03/2013 18:30, Tab Atkins Jr. a écrit :
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
>> In WeasyPrint and PrinceXML, the disc is rendered as a U+2022 BULLET
>> character, which in Ahem is also a big square. This is what should happen in
>> my understanding of the Lists 3 and Counter Style drafts. Browsers, however,
>> still show a disc.
>> So, should css-counter-styles-3 say something about the font used to render
>> symbolic counter styles such as 'disc'?
> No, the exact rendering of the predefined symbolic styles is
> explicitly left undefined, with browsers being given a choice of using
> a particular character (with several suggestions given, but nothing
> required), or a browser-generated image that looks similar to the
> intended rendering. Note the paragraph immediately following the
> stylesheet in the predefined symbolic section.
> So, everyone's perfectly compliant so far.

We found out about this through some CSS 2.1 tests such as this one:


which says "There must be 3 thick horizontal black bars below, each 
preceded by a bright green bullet (filled-in circle)." WeasyPrint 
renders squares (Ahem glyphs) instead of bullets, and so technically 
fails the test.

Is this an issue with the test?

Simon Sapin
Received on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:20:30 UTC

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