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Re: CSS3 proposition : relative content

From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 21:02:34 +0100 (BST)
To: Nicolas Lesbats <nlesbats@etu.utc.fr>
cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.04.9906072052310.27547-100000@amos.bath.ac.uk>
On Mon, 7 Jun 1999, Nicolas Lesbats wrote:

> The 'floating-content' property (the name I've given may be completely
> ridiculous...) would accept all values of the 'content' property (but
> maybe a URI), at least a string and the 'attr()' value. [...]

A very good idea. It has already been suggested, in fact. :-)

Two properties were suggested, 'tooltip' and 'status'. The first would
provide text clearly associated with the selector subject (_for example_,
in a tooltip or bubble hint), the second would provide text in a dedicated
location (_for example_, in a status line).

See http://www.bath.ac.uk/%7Epy8ieh/internet/wwwstyle.html#status

> [To render the 'alt' attribute, CSS would have first to give a solution
> for formatting an image. [...] ]

A method for doing this has also been suggested.

See http://www.bath.ac.uk/%7Epy8ieh/internet/wwwstyle.html#replaced

Ian Hickson
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