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Re: alt property in CSS4 (Was: CSS issue: Need fallback alternatives for CSS generated *text* content containing unicode glyphs)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:49:05 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAP-OcRO+DKEPM7FMAXt4F9HusChOU4=haJbeL55qoZ7A@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 3:59 PM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:
> Do you have an estimate for when the ‘alt’ property will be available in a draft of CSS4? I need to reference this from another spec. The section of the ARIA text alternative computation covering CSS generated content is woefully incomplete, and I’m hoping to fix it for ARIA 1.1.

It'll go into the Pseudo-Elements spec when someone picks that up again.

For now, just put a note into the ARIA stuff that it's expected that
CSS will define a way to explicitly provide alternative text for
generated content.  Feel free to sketch it in the note if you'd like.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:49:53 UTC

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