attr() construct in generated content and namespaces

How exactly does the attr() construct work in the presence of namespaced 
attributes?  For example, what is the expected rendering of:

<div xmlns:xlink="whatever"
      type="confounding" />

styled with:

div::before { content: attr(type) }


Or in other words, what is it that goes between the parentheses of 
attr()?  The CSS2(.1) spec if pretty vague on this, saying that it's a 
"string that is not parsed by the CSS parser", but CSS2 is generally not 


Received on Saturday, 26 July 2003 23:57:29 UTC