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Re: Stand-in color before images load

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 22:16:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4249B7A9.3080500@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: www-style@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> What I meant was that in XHTML 2.0 alternate text is no longer 
>> provided as an attribute. Instead it is done like this[1]:
>> <h1 src="heading1.jpg"><em>Surely</em> this would be cool to have</h1>
>> Since as far as I know there is no such thing as er... content: 
>> content() or something.
> I assume h1:alt would still match the H1 element if image loading was 
> somehow prevented. I do not really see the problem. You want 
> 'content:normal' or so by the way.

Oh, stupid me :). h1:alt would even be nice to render a reddish border 
or something around the element, to indicate something has failed loading.

So, let’s say :alt (or rather: :loadfail?) would be nice for elements 
which the language, e.g. images in HTML, failed to load into the 
document. However I have my doubts about whether it is also good for 
intercepting images that CSS itself failed to load.

I think for that background-standin-color or something similar is still 
a nice solution. At least it would solve my current ‘problem’. With such 
a property my site would render just as it does now in current browsers, 
however degrade better in newer ones.

But, I am sure someone has a better idea :).


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Received on Tuesday, 29 March 2005 20:16:40 UTC

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