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Re: Line affixes

From: Peter Sheerin <pete@petesguide.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 18:32:40 -0700
Message-ID: <011b01c23c1f$fe19c670$6401a8c0@cadpkslaptop>
To: "Etan Wexler" <ewexler@stickdog.com>, <www-style@w3.org>

I know this reply is months later than the original, but a good case for this feature just occurred to me: change bars, as is done with technical manuals sometimes to indicate lines that have changed since the last version. There is no current way to do this in CSS, and there should be.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Etan Wexler" <ewexler@stickdog.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 6:01 AM
Subject: Line affixes

> Stuart Ballard wrote:
> > One thing missing that I've wanted for some time is the capability to do
> > something like what email does with quoting - ie add a single thing to
> > the start of each line. My suggestion for this in the past was an
> > :every-line pseudo-class
> Yet what you describe is a pseudo-element, not a pseudo-class.
> > blockquote.cite:every-line:before { content: '> ' }
> That is two pseudo-elements attached to one simple selector (or sequence of simple 
> selectors, in the forthcoming terminology).  It is invalid as things stand.  We could make 
> an exception, I suppose, for 'every-line' pseudo-elements.
> > Thoughts?
> I would like to see more use cases.  I have no desire for the generated line affix feature, 
> so I am apathetic toward your proposal.  If the implementation support exists, that is 
> great and I say, go ahead.  If the implementation support is absent or sketchy, that is 
> bad and I say, pull the feature.
> Well, I suppose that we have the Candidate Recommendation stage to answer such 
> questions.
> -- 
> Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
Received on Sunday, 4 August 2002 21:34:45 UTC

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