Re: [css-images][selectors][css21] ::before and ::after on replaced elements

On Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:21:10 +0200, Tab Atkins Jr. <>

> While we definitely need to figure out something for this eventually,
> reinterpreting ::before/after as siblings is definitely not the right
> idea.  We'll likely eventually add something that adds siblings for
> all elements.

So we should:
(1) stick to the fact that ::before/::after on replaced elements do nothing
(2) eventually spec something like ::sibling-before/::sibling-after

That would make sense to me, and I don't see any reason to wait to put (1)
in a spec explicitly. Since the selector spec is the one refering to 2.1,
which says we will eventually say how this work, it looks like a good
place for a clarification. How about this at the end of section 3.7:

   Note. Since ::before and ::after add children to the originating
   element, they have no effect on replaced elements such as the HTML img

    - Florian Rivoal

Received on Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:40:29 UTC