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Re: Status of CSS3 Generated Content Module

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:14:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDB0tLyieQd+8Ggsa673mdG7joGiw99ic_aJoVDopOxiHQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com> wrote:
> The CSS3 generated content module [1] hasn't been updated in what appears to
> be nearly 10 years. It contains a much more sophisticated version of
> generated content that as far as I can tell no one ever implemented [2].
>
> Should anyone be trying to implement this stuff? Should it be considered
> abandoned? If not can get a get a big red banner saying that the spec is
> dead?
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-content/
> [2] Opera does seem to allow content to replace the inside of a random
> element, but not nesting and such.

Dead, don't implement it.

However, we've got a new Pseudo-elements spec that's getting traction
- the WG isn't entirely sure about it yet, but it'll show up on
dev.w3.org soon.  I think Adobe's already working on an implementation
in WebKit.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 18:15:02 GMT

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