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Re: content: url() is bad

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 17:26:53 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dave Shea <dave@mezzoblue.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404121724200.27215@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Dave Shea wrote:
>>> Do you have a better proposal? I haven't fully thought this through yet.
>> I think that when image within a "serie" could not be found, the next
>> "serie" (separated by commas) should be used. If none such serie exists,
>> as with all the examples from Boris, "contents" should be used instead
>> (as final fallback).

That was what I was considering, the problem is in the details. Should a
lone url() always be a replaced element? Should text-followed-by-url be
allowed to fallback on a single url? Should text on its own be allowed to
have a fallback (which would always be ignored)? Should it always default
to fallback on 'contents' if there is a url in the last "serie"?

> What about allowing page author choice between this, and all-or-nothing?

Well, that will always be possible, since you could always say 'none' is
the fallback.

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