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Re: [css-pseudo] please make sure pseudo-element "alt" property makes it into next ED

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:17:23 -0800
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <FCEA0A92-1BE3-4C83-A723-FD9BD448EC28@apple.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>

> On Nov 5, 2014, at 11:29 AM, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de> wrote:
> 
> Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>:
>> 
>> I think we should generally look in to providing better support for
>> pseudo-elements. Their contents should be selectable and searchable.
> 
> Why? That would just make author fall into the trap of considering them content when they are style.

Regardless of whether they should, there is the ability to render text, so authors will use it to render content. 

>> There
>> should be OM. Alt text seems reasonable. I don’t see this as a slippery
>> slope so much as backfilling functionality that should have been present
>> from the start.

+1
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