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Re: [css-counter-styles] Any chance of requiring a -- prefix on the names?

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:31:49 +0100
To: "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.yd0q3bfnidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:42:33 +0100, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> I noted in a recent thread that the allowed name syntax for
> @counter-style rules was a mistake - allowing them to fill the same
> namespace as normal keywords meant I have to keep an (updated) list of
> disallowed keywords, and do some funky things in the spec to handle
> collisions with existing names.  If I'd written the spec today, I'd
> have required that the name be a <custom-ident> and start with --, so
> it's easily distinguishable from anything else.
>
> Currently, only Firefox implements @counter-style, but it's been
> implemented since v33 afaict.  Does anyone (Xidorn?) know the usage
> here, and is able to comment on whether such a change would be
> feasible?
>
> Alternately, would the group be okay with changing the syntax to
> <custom-ident>, even if Firefox has to, for legacy reasons, support
> the wider syntax for some period of time (possibly indefinitely)?

Searching on github...

"counter-style"; only 322 code results
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-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 18:32:22 UTC

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