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Re: [css-counter-styles] allow use of CSS4 "alt" property with @counter-style/symbols

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 08:28:37 +0200
Message-ID: <CAERejNZGUSsHKY9H_VSvDc-Dv9DprDzCTZC3q3AF1idkR98cmA@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: Reece Dunn <msclrhd@googlemail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On 15 May 2014 03:36, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:

> Speak-as may account for some simple cases (like the numeric example
> below), but does not allow authors to designate alternative text for the
> symbol-based markers. If you just want numeric markers, there's no reason
> to use "symbols" at all.
> The following example is admittedly contrived, but is a better
> illustration of what cannot be accomplished with the "speak-as" property.
>     symbols: ◰ ◳ ◲ ◱;
>     alt: 'foo' 'bar' 'baz' 'bop';
> "speak-as" provides pretty good coverage of CSS 2's "list-style-type"
> property, but AFAICT it doesn't provide sufficient coverage of CSS3's
> "symbols" property.

What's the actual use case to allow the symbols to have an arbitrary name
when they are spoken? I imagine that could be rather confusing for visually
impaired people.

Received on Thursday, 15 May 2014 06:29:25 UTC

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