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Re: Adding header information to a css stylesheet

From: Martin E <espmartin@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 20:14:49 -0800
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: "Richard Weir" <Richard.Weir@computershare.com.au>
Message-ID: <BAY2-DAV62eFERC0Yjz0000eaca@hotmail.com>
> Basically, the content property is used with the :before & :after
> pseudo-elements. They generate content you specify either before or
> after the selector.

- No.  They describe additional content that is added to the rendering
- tree as either the *first child* or *last child* of the element
- *matched* by the selector.

We're basically agreed - I simply stated it simply; let's not quibble over semantics.

>   From: Richard Weir 
>   THat is the one I am on. Both my email and ours are displayed in it.

- fantasai was not telling you that [2] was a description of the right
- list.  Rather, she was telling you that it was a description of *why* it
- is the wrong list.  But apparently you didn't read it.

- This discussion really is not appropriate for this list, so please don't
- continue it here.  Otherwise there will be no public forum for the types
- of discussions described in [2].

I guess it just _depends_ on the time of day when you can ask a "So how would you do..." question _on this list_:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2004Jan/0026.html 

I'm off this list.

Martin E.

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: L. David Baron 
  To: www-style@w3.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 7:54 PM
  Subject: Re: Adding header information to a css stylesheet



  On Tuesday 2004-01-20 19:39 -0800, Martin E wrote:
  > Here are two links that explain exactly how to do what you want. Be
  > warned that IE 5.x, 6.0 does _not_ support the content property:
  > 
  > 1.    http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/generate.html

  Don't be so sure that's exactly what he wants.  The 'content' property
  should be used for content that is stylistic.  It should not be used for
  content that belongs in the document.  (It might be appropriate if it's
  something more like the background image used on recent W3C technical
  reports such as [1] -- something that only repeats information contained
  elsewhere in the document.  But [1]'s example shows that the 'content'
  property isn't the only way to do that.)

  > Basically, the content property is used with the :before & :after
  > pseudo-elements. They generate content you specify either before or
  > after the selector.

  No.  They describe additional content that is added to the rendering
  tree as either the *first child* or *last child* of the element
  *matched* by the selector.

  (Perhaps on other lists such a distinction might not matter.  Here,
  however, it does.)

  >   From: Richard Weir 
  >   THat is the one I am on. Both my email and ours are displayed in it.

  fantasai was not telling you that [2] was a description of the right
  list.  Rather, she was telling you that it was a description of *why* it
  is the wrong list.  But apparently you didn't read it.

  This discussion really is not appropriate for this list, so please don't
  continue it here.  Otherwise there will be no public forum for the types
  of discussions described in [2].

  -David

  [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915/
  [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/

  -- 
  L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
Received on Tuesday, 20 January 2004 23:14:42 GMT

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