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Re: CSS Generated content selection

From: Mike Bremford <mike-css@bfo.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 17:18:54 +0100
Message-Id: <8A8E56DC-D08F-4E8E-A9B1-4751D8D12A50@bfo.co.uk>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>

Yes, but for printed media a table of contents with page numbers is a  
blessing, and there's no way to do that without using generated  
content (in fact prior to CSS3 there's no way to do it at all).

More to the point, CSS has been a W3C spec for 11 years now and  
there's no reason why even text-only browsers shouldn't support some  
of it (as elinks does, for instance).

On 26 Apr 2007, at 16:18, Daniel Beardsmore wrote:
> My fear here is that we're going down the route where non-CSS-aware  
> UAs will be getting an increasingly raw deal. Lynx will put quotes  
> around <q>. Lynx will not be putting in chapter numbers generated  
> by CSS counters and certainly not auto-generating tables of contents.
>
> I suppose I would argue that all user agents, visual, text, speech  
> and so forth alike, should all obey CSS. But we'd still be losing  
> content in those that presently don't.
>
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:19:38 GMT

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