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Injecting literal text via styles

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 08:51:15 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199804241251.IAA16978@access5.digex.net>
To: phdavidl@usc.es
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
[copied to WAI-GL mail as we warm up for how to get the
word out on CSS2]

to follow up on what David Suarez De Lis said:
> On Thu, 23 Apr 1998, Al Gilman wrote:
> 
> > The "orthodox" approach based on the model WAI-PF has been using
> > in reviewing HTML4 and CSS2 is that you would spell out any
> > classification not obvious from the required markup in REL= and
> > CLASS= values (which should be mnemonic, not single letters or
> > opaque codes), and key styles to those so that color, font, font
> > effects such as italics, and text effects such as bracket choice
> > (among [, {, <, etc.) can be used to convey these distinctions in
> > different contexts.
> 
> > to follow up on what David Suarez De Lis said:
> 
> Yes, I am starting to explore the possibilities of the class and rel
> attributes as "general SGML tags markers". I have even had an idea for an
> ALIAS tag (which I already submitted to www-html@w3c.org mailing list for
> discussion) to take advantage of this.
> 
> But I haven't found anywhere on the CSS2 proposal how to add text to an
> element when adding style as DSSSL may do with (literal "Description:")
> inside an (element) [I used the D-link as an example as it is a current
> hot-thread on the WAI list :)] Am I looking at the wrong places or CSS2 is
> not able of doing so.
> 

You want to look at Chapter 12, Generated Content and Automatic Numbering
at <http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-CSS2/generate.html>.

Al
Received on Friday, 24 April 1998 08:52:36 GMT

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