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The counter-reset property is used to create or reset one or more CSS counters.


This property is usually used in conjunction with the counter-increment property and the content property.

body {
  counter-reset: my-counter;

div.ex:before {
  counter-increment: my-counter;
  content: "Section " counter(my-counter) ". ";


Default value. No counters will be reset.

id number
id designates which counter to reset. number designates the value that the counter is reset to on each occurrence of the selector. number‘s default value is 0.

Sets the property to its default value.

Inherits this property’s value from its parent item.

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