counter-reset property assists in generating automatic numbering (for example, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 2.1 etc) by resetting the count as required.
Every element has a collection of zero or more counters, which are inherited through the document tree. Counters have a name, an integer value, and a creator element. They can also have another counter nested inside themselves.
counter-reset property creates one or more new counters on an element. Each counter has a name/identifier and a count associated with that identifier.
- This element does not create any new counters.
- custom-ident integer?
The element creates one or more new counters. Each custom-ident names a new counter to be created. It's followed by an (optional) integer which provides the counter's starting value. If a starting value isn't provided, it starts at
The counter can then be incremented or decremented with the
In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:
- Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
- Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
- This value acts as either
initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.
- Initial Value
- Applies To
- All elements
- CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3 (W3C Working Draft)
- CSS Level 2.1 (W3C Recommendation 07 June 2011)