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Re: content: url() is bad

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 19:23:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4079E177.1050205@mit.edu>
To: "Sean M. Hall" <pianoman@reno.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Sean M. Hall wrote:
> By doing this CSS is leaving its territory and inserting an image
> into a document--that's HTML's job. Regular content is ok, but
> inserting images is a HTML or Javascript job.

How is this worse than list-style-image?  Or is it?

The initial idea was to allow inserting little decorative graphics 
before the content of an element (before the text of every heading, for 
example), just like list-style-image allows using an image as a list bullet.

Of course the generated content part of CSS has taken on a life of its 
own since then.... ;)

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