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The counter-increment CSS property is used to increase the value of CSS Counters by a given value. The counter's value can be reset using the counter-reset CSS property.


Formal syntax: [<user-ident> <integer>?]+ | none
counter-increment: counter-name        /* Increment counter-name by 1 */
counter-increment: counter-name -1     /* Decrement counter-name by 1 */
counter-increment: counter1 counter2 -4 /* Increment counter1 by 1, and decrement counter2 by 4 */

counter-increment: none                /* Do not increment/decrement anything: used to hide less specific values */ 

counter-increment: inherit


The name of the counter to increment.
The value to add to the counter. Defaults to 1 if not given.
No counter must be incremented. This is used as the default value, or to cancel an increment in more specific rules.

You may specify as many counters to increment as you want, each separated by a space.


h1 {
  counter-increment: chapter section 2 page;
  /* Increases the value of the chapter and page counters by 1
     and the section counter by 2. */


Specification Status Comment
CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3 Working Draft No change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1) Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 2.0 1.0 (?) 8.0 9.2 3.0 (?)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

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