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Re: Rendered content vs source content.

From: jon gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 09:40:29 -0600 (CST)
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10002260936110.17685-100000@staff1.cso.uiuc.edu>
The DOM core and HTML at least in IE implementation provides access to
element attribute so that programmers have access to
the current values of an element like the display, position, font and
color properties of an element.  This is not style sheet information.  My
question is this type of access part of the DOM level 2 specs.  If scripts
can access this information, then Visual Basic and C++ should be able to. 


On Sat, 26 Feb 2000, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:

> 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
> unquote.
> not even in the CSS Extended Interfaces?
> http://www.w3c.org/TR/CR-DOM-Level2-19991210/css.html#CSS-extended
> 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?
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/generate.html
> 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...
> gregory
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