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

From: Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:05:22 +1100
Message-ID: <CAJ0g8QTTeJyZv_pJ0UBjvvJeHxJRa7eggYo9ONQRjXaTW1Sm7g@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
> Most screen readers navigate the view hierarchy (pseudo-elements get a view)
> via a platform accessibility API, rather than directly through the DOM. Because
> of this, CSS generated text content can be read by screen readers, and
> navigated by other assistive technologies.
> Here's the original message from 2012, with the original example.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Nov/0233.html

To me this looks like screen readers should rather not venture into
style sheets like this—or am I simplifying?

Then, my opinion, it still seems to me like actual contents shouldn’t
be in style sheets, and that there’s no problem to solve for CSS.

Jens O. Meiert
Received on Sunday, 16 November 2014 08:06:11 UTC

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