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CSS Generated content selection

From: Yahia <cyahia@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 00:18:47 -0000
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tq5shlv44lprl1@poste0>

When testing some content generating via CSS within HTML documents, I  
remark that Opera gives the opportunity to select the generated text (such  
as quotation marks enclosing <q> as a basic example), while Firefox  
disallows selecting it, like it isn't part of the document.

Considering this, when one copies the text of a Web document (using  
Firefox) and pastes it into a word processor, CSS-generated quotes,  
sub-quotes, counters, etc., will be lost.
A text that is around quotes while made without them as part of the text  
is a huge mistake, and the user won't probably notice that, so the content  
he copied in his text application isn't exactly the same as the original  
(is flawed in the case of quotes).

Which browser's behavior is correct? Firefox or Opera's? What is clear is  
that for the case of using (or copy-and-pasting of content from) Web  
documents, Opera browser does the right job.
I would like to know if the CSS specifications say something about this.

Received on Sunday, 22 April 2007 00:22:08 UTC

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