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Re: Rendered content vs source content.

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 05:54:53 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
aloha, ian!

you wrote, quote:
Thanks for sending these, Hans. By the way, I verified with Philippe Le 
Hegaret that content generated by style sheets does not appear in the DOM tree

not even in the CSS Extended Interfaces?

isn't that how the DOM would getPropertyCSSValue for counters defined by an 
author via a stylesheet?  (2 such interfaces spring to mind: 
CSS2CounterIncrement and CSS2CounterReset) -- like pseudo-elements, these 
are classified as "generated content", aren't they?

and, if the CSS Extended Interfaces for DOM Level 2 are providing 
information about CSS2-defined cursors, surely they could also be extended 
to include the content defined using :before and :after...

rich, is this something to put on the Protocols & Formats' requirements 
request list for CSS3, or am i barking up the wrong tree?  i certainly hope 
not, as i'd hate to have to rely on son-of-the-off-screen-model in order to 
obtain the content for :before and :after pseudo-elemental text...

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      -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
    WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
Received on Saturday, 26 February 2000 05:46:17 UTC

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