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Re: [css-counter-styles] status of "additional" predefined counter styles

From: Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:51:14 +1000
Message-ID: <CAGJ7U-V5Osx5JGdgJXwHUGkJCwgMqFDHroBpTmTUH7a2mcskPQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Hi Jonathan,

On 9 September 2014 01:36, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com> wrote:

> However, test results[3] indicate that webkit and blink do actually
> implement a number of these as built-in counter styles; in particular, many
> of the Indian script/language names (with the exception of 'tamil'), and
> several more such as 'arabic-indic', 'persian', etc.
> A smaller number of the "additional" styles are also supported by Firefox,
> such as 'armenian', 'greek', and a number of CJK styles; and a handful also
> by IE.
> Should such styles be moved to the standard collection of predefined
> styles within the Counter Styles spec, with the expectation that all
> browsers should support them? If so, we need to determine which ones to
> move. Or should browsers refrain from implementing these "additional"
> styles as built-ins, so that it's clear to authors that an explicit
> @counter-style rule is needed in order to use them? ISTM the current
> situation is unhelpful from an interop point of view.

On one hand I would agree with you that web developers may stumble on

But I think about the cases I am most familiar with, even if IE and Firefox
supported some of the south east asian counter styles in the manner that
Webkit and blink do, a web developer may still need to add @counter-style
rule to extend the counter style to match what is needed in a specific
document, this is would be the case for myanmar and some other counter


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