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Re: [css-values] CSS counters inside CALC function

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:30:34 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD9c=z+mZWrAJnQUUbjdGQ=ZH9HGiKSXCEr--bWh2onzg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Cc: Hr Gwea <hrg.wea@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 3:25 PM, Amelia Bellamy-Royds
<amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com> wrote:
> Tab: When essentially the same feature request came up in March
> (https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2016Mar/0211.html), you
> agreed to note it as an outstanding issue for now.
> The issue is in the Editor's Draft here:
> https://drafts.csswg.org/css-lists-3/#counter-functions
> Has there been specific feedback from other implementers since then?  I'm
> certainly one person who'd love to see this as a language feature.

No, I held the same opinion then. I do sometimes respond differently. ^_^

> When discussing performance impacts, remember that the alternative (widely
> used in decorative layouts on CodePen; I don't know how widely used in "the
> wild") is to use a CSS pre-processor to generate a series of nth-of-type
> selectors, which bloat style sheets and have their own performance concerns.

Again, the uses I see on Codepen are typically "toy" examples.
Real-world examples of common problems that counters can solve would
be appreciated, but I haven't run into them.

Received on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 22:31:24 UTC

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