CSS and element attributes (was Re: Tooltips vs. ALT in IMG)

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Sat, 24 Jan 1998 19:38:42 -0500


Message-Id: <199801250043.TAA13688@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>,
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 19:38:42 -0500
In-reply-to: <l03110701b0efb6c988ff@[192.168.1.207]>
Subject: CSS and element attributes (was Re: Tooltips vs. ALT in IMG)

On 24 Jan 98, Jordan Reiter wrote:

> Rob felt an urge to reveal at 6:19 AM -0000 on 1/24/98:
> 
> > How to assign CLASSes and IDs to an attribute rather than an element in
> > CSS I don't know. Has that been thought about yet?
> 
> As far as I know, you *can't*. I can't remember exactly what it was, but I
> remember someone wanting to be able to use stylesheets to affect the
> appearance of attribute-based information...Oh, I remember now...to be able
> to affect the appearance of text based on the LANG attributes...

Any plans to add this to CSS2 or CSS3? Or is that a definite no, left to 
the province of XSL/DSSSL?

Rob