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Re: CSS Generated content selection

From: Sergey Ignatchenko <sergey@ignatchenko.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 06:25:22 -0600
Message-ID: <463731B2.2090702@ignatchenko.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Sergey Ignatchenko wrote:
>> Depends on implementation of paste; if when pasting to HTML, pasting 
>> agent will override all properties (or all properties which are not 
>> consistent with the place in the document where paste takes place)
> That's impossible to do for generated content in CSS 2.1.
As soon as something can be rendered, it can be represented as HTML+CSS 
(more or less precisely); yes, it might lead to generated content 
becoming non-generated after conversion, but as a user I see it _much_ 
less evil than complete disappearing of generated content.

Let's consider very simple case: copy-paste of ordered list into plain 
text; as a user, I see disappearing numbering as completely 
unacceptable. If there are doubts about common perception of this 
problem among end-users, I would suggest to conduct a survey (after all, 
it is programs that should be made to meet people expectations, not vice 

Sergey Ignatchenko
> -Boris
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 12:25:20 UTC

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