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Re: small generalisation in an existing CSS2 attribute was Re: object : when is support arriving, and more.

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 09:33:27 -0500 (EST)
To: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
cc: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201210932130.26982-100000@tux.w3.org>
Nope, I missed the bit about wanting to generalise this beyond aural. So it
doesn't solve any problems Dave didn't already identify (except taht I would
again suggest that :hover and :focus should trigger the same things - people
don't always have a hovering mechanism as such, although the behaviour of
users with keyboards suggests that the two are equivalent.


On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  Have a look at the CSS2 properties cue cue-before and cue-after.

  Do these cover the effect you are looking for? They can be applied by
  element, class, or id, so could provide a general 'earcon' for a type of
  element, or could be used to provide a particular sound to associate with a
  particular element identified by its id attribute...

  (the problem then becomes one of getting that part of CSS2 implemented -
  whether in the browsers or by some extension to them).


  On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:

    An idea, but would that mean that we expected a sound to be used more
    than once per page?

    Perhaps, if we expect each event to have a unique sound, html is the
    place to keep it.

    However, I'm not sure I've understood the <object> tag, as I'd expect
    anchor to be the parent (or child) of <object> in an event based code.

    if that makes sense.


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