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[CSS3] Content to appear twice

From: Matthias P. Wuerfl <matthias@steinweg51.dyndns.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 07:32:59 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3FCC8675.4050205@steinweg51.dyndns.org>
To: www-style@w3.org

Hi there

Reading the "CSS3 Content Module WD" I wonder if it still won't be 
possible to have content rendered multiple times. I can imagine many 
purposes for that:

- A menu (unordered list with links) can appear at the top of the page 
and at the end of the page. In HTML i'd like to have it only once since 
there is only one menu. Displaying it twice is a matter of presentation 
of the document on screen and should therefor be handled in CSS

- A header (Content of an <hn>-Element) in printed Documents is commonly 
repeatedly displayed in the head of the page (@page@top).

As i understand CSS3 it will be possible to move elements with 
"move-to", but they won't be displayed "here". So they will appear only 
once - but sometimes they're needed twice.

This can be done with "named strings" but the content may not contain 
child elements like "<h2>the <strong>second</string> try</h2>" by 
definition of the term "string" - am i right?

Will I still have to include the menu twice - even with CSS3?

Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2003 08:44:09 UTC

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