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RE: Question about semantics & meaning of live text logo.

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 10:05:07 +0100
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


> Hmm...just writing this, I had a sudden thought: this may be
> an exotic yet valid situation in which to use CSS2's :before and
> :after pseudo elements
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/selector.html#before-and-after
> In my case above, something along the lines of:
> 
> <span id="typographicallogo">testbench</span>
> 
> #typographicallogo:before {
>   content: ">>>"; /* now, why doesn't &gt; work in this case ? */
> }
> 
> (see http://dev.salford.ac.uk/testing.html for a live version...
> saves you typing it up)
> 
> Obviously, this will only work in CSS2 compliant browsers...but
> is it a viable solution ? The typographical embellishments, if you
> want to call them that, are not strictly part of the content, but
> of the presentation...so to my untrained eye the solution of sticking
> them completely in the CSS is a reasonable one. Ideas, thoughts,
> suggestions ?

The main problem is that for most organisations the logo is *very* important. Your method will only work in IE6, later versions of Mozilla and Opera. :before  and :after pseudoclasses aren't supported by IE5.5 or lower so the information is lost for a large percentage of their potential browser audience.

Julian
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