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Re: [css3-content] [css21-content] Syntax for adding alternative text for inserted image

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:24:48 -0500
Message-ID: <4CE67AA0.9060605@mit.edu>
To: "Belov, Charles" <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 11/19/10 3:41 AM, Belov, Charles wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-content/#inserting3
> and
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/generate.html#content
> would be improved by an example as to how to add an alt attribute with a
> text value, for example "New!" onto the image brought in by the uri.

Uh...  If you need to add alt text, then the image has semantic meaning; 
it's not just a decoration.

If it has semantic meaning, then adding it via CSS is just wrong. In 
particular, it'll break badly in a UA that just doesn't load your CSS.

So there is no way to the alt text, because if you need to do it, you're 
misusing the feature badly.

Received on Friday, 19 November 2010 13:25:29 UTC

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