[webkit-dev] Proposal to remove list-item special counter

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Wed Aug 15 15:50:29 PDT 2012

On Aug 15, 2012, at 2:29 PM, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn at chromium.org> wrote:

> WebKit is the only browser that implements the magic counter named "list-item" and we have no tests for it.

Seems like we really ought to add some tests for it.

> It's not useful since we don't support the ::marker pseudo element

Maybe it can’t be used for its best and most obvious uses without ::marker, but it still work and can be used for some things. Here’s an example of it doing some good:

<style> #list-count:before { counter-increment: list-item -1; content: counter(list-item); } </style>
The list above has <span id="list-count"></span> items in it.

I’m still OK with removing it if there is an argument that the current implementation does more harm than good.

-- Darin

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