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Re: "display: image;" for CSS styling of images embedded in XML documents?

From: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 16:06:20 -0500
Message-ID: <3F049ACC.8010104@cookiecrook.com>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

David Woolley wrote:

> I think what you really meant here was something like (give or take
> a few punctuation characters, and choice of better names):
> img:broken {content: attr(myAlt); }

Now that Ian pointed out the proposed way to do it from the draft, I 
think it's a better solution than either my suggestion or this previous one.

   img { content: attr(src, url), attr(alt); }

Or perhaps:
   img { content: attr(src, url), contents; }

Where img is:
   <img src="foo.gif">Alt text</img>

However, a :broken pseudo-class would be useful in styling an element 
different ways depending on whether or not the generated content is 
displayed. For example, I may want a width or border specified on the 
actual image, but not on it's text equivalent.

Though to play devil's advocate, :broken is getting into the realm of 
semantics, too.

> img:broken:after {position: absolute; background-color: yellow; 
>                   color: black; font-face:.....}

Oh of course; good idea. What about this though?

*[title]:hover:after {
   content: attr(title);

James Craig

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