Re: [css3-content] Some thoughts on the 'content' property in theWD

> [Original Message]
> From: Ian Hickson <>
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Ernest Cline wrote:
> >
> > 3) The fallback value when <uri> fails should be "normal" not "none".
> >    After all, If one  can't render the contents of the <uri>, one
> >    would presumably want the usual content to occur which
> >    would be the result of using "normal"
> The fallback is whatever the author specifies, there is no default. Unless
> I'm misunderstanding what you meant?

To quote from the draft in the description of the <uri> value for 'content'

 if the URI is available and the format is supported, then the element
or pseudo-element becomes a replaced element, otherwise, the next
item in the comma separated list is used, if any.  ... If no alternatives
then 'none' is used as a final fallback

So the draft calls for "none" as a default final falback in this case.
I don't think that is appropriate.

Received on Wednesday, 10 March 2004 13:27:23 UTC