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RE: CSS-Transformation mechanism and modularizing CSS

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 10:36:13 -0700
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90C311B5D@RED-MSG-47>
To: "'Sjoerd Visscher'" <sjoerd@heeten.nl>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Sjoerd Visscher [mailto:sjoerd@heeten.nl] wrote:
>Almost all concerns I read, have the same problem with the content
>property.
>> I'd also point out that you're setting the src attribute based on a state
>> here - what happens if someone comes in through script and explicitly
sets
>> the src to something else while you're in that state?  What happens,
then,
>> when you move the cursor away?  There is a considerable amount of
>> specification work that would need to be worked on here, with a model for
>> how attributes set through your proposed stylesheet extensions interact
>> with those set in the document and the access through the DOM.
>
>This should also be wondered about the content property.

Except the content property, in CSS2, only applies to pseudo-elements, which
are not exposed in the DOM as part of the content tree.

-Chris Wilson
Received on Tuesday, 5 October 1999 13:38:25 GMT

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