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Re: [css3-gcpm] New WD: Generated Content for Paged Media

From: Mike Bremford <mike-css@bfo.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:21:17 +0100
Message-Id: <9DE41DE2-6A96-4D66-8881-D76EEE90F055@bfo.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Hi Bert

Nice to see the update on this. The "named strings" feature first  
described in the CSS3 Generated Content WD (http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/ 
WD-css3-content-20030514/#strings) mentions that "Named strings  
follow the same nesting rules as counters". Causing strings to be  
scoped in this way limits their practicality outside of page margins  
- for example:

     meta[name="author"]   { string-set:author attr(content) }
     author                { content:string(author) }
   <meta name="author" content="Joe Bloggs" />
   <p>The author is <author /></p>

won't work, because the named string falls out of scope when the head  
is closed.

Unlike counters there's no facility to nest strings, for example  
"content:strings(author)", and I'm not sure it would serve a  
practical purpose if there was - so I doubt there's any point in  
having them scoped and a simple "last one parsed" would be more  
useful. However as the older WD says they are and the new WD doesn't  
mention scope at all, if might be an idea to clarify it in the new WD.

Cheers... Mike
Mike Bremford - CTO             mike@big.faceless.org
Big Faceless Organization     http://big.faceless.org

On 13 Jun 2006, at 16:55, Bert Bos wrote:

> The CSS WG published a new WD, titled
>     CSS3 module: Generated Content for Paged Media
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-css3-gcpm-20060612
> It describes features typically only used when printing: running  
> headers
> and footers, footnotes, references to page numbers, floats to the top
> and bottom of a page, etc.
> Indeed, we may define explicitly that these features *don't* work in
> interactive media. (Although I already heard people ask for footnotes
> to work interactively as well, possibly as a light-weight form of
> hyperlink, opening a pop-up.)
> It's the first draft of these features and in a very early stage.
> Feedback welcome. (Please prefix subject lines with [css3-gcpm].)
> Bert
> -- 
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