Re: [css-counter-styles] About override loop

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 8:23 PM, Xidorn Quan <> wrote:
> Hi,
> The current draft doesn't discuss what will happen if there is an
> override loop. However, it is obvious that all styles in an override
> loop should actually override 'decimal', like those override a
> nonexistent style. I just think it is better to mention such case in
> the spec.

After doing some thinking, I propose that only the descriptor which is
unspecified in all styles in the cycle should fall to 'decimal'.

For example, if there is three styles: A, B, and C:

@counter-style A { system: override B; negative: A; }
@counter-style B { system: override C; prefix: B; }
@counter-style C { system: override A; suffix: C; }

Then all three styles should use 'A' for 'negative', 'B' for 'prefix',
and 'C' for 'suffix', and other descriptors will inherent the value of

Xidorn Quan

Received on Monday, 17 February 2014 12:13:41 UTC