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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, 26 Nov 2010 21:41:20 -0500
Message-ID: <4CF06FD0.1040806@mit.edu>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>
On 11/26/10 2:40 AM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> But note in WAI-ARIA's "Text Alternative Computation" algorithm:

This isn't exactly the first time WAI specs are ... somewhat divorced 
from reality (in this case, by introducing a direct conflict with 
CSS2.1, as you note).

> "Text nodes are often visited because they are children of an element
> that uses rule 2C to collect text from its children. However, because
> it is possible to specify textual content using the CSS :before and
> :after pseudo-elements, it is necessary for user agents to combine
> such content with the text referenced by the text nodes to produce a
> complete text alternative."

Do UAs actually do this?

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