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Re: Ideas for the ACSS module of CSS3

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 23:12:44 -0400
Message-ID: <39EA722C.D4A1EE62@escape.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Sean Palmer wrote:
 | fantasai wrote:
 | > I think that alternative content to use when current content is unrenderable
 | > should be given in the document itself, not the stylesheet. The stylesheet
 | > should provide style, not content!
 | True, but you can't do that in current versions of XHTML, and maybe not in
 | future either.

Well, these implementations we're discussing aren't in any current versions
of CSS, either.

 | How do you suggest we specify altenative aural content in XHTML?

Generally speaking, there is no need to put alternative content for pure text, ne?
As for images, they have alt, which replaces the image with text. Objects can have
textual content that won't be rendered by UAs supporting the embedded media. And
any future replaced elements should follow the same model of having a fallback.

So, as far as I can see, there is already alternative content available
for that which is unrenderable by the aural browser. Am I missing something?

 | It's a style concern.

How so? You're replacing content, not specifying how to style what's there!
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