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[css-content]: video

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:57:06 -0400
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Ana Tudor tweeted today [1]

CSS wish: to be able to do this:

div:before {
  content: url(video.mp4);

It works for images, so why not for video too?

My initial thought was that such a video would be inaccessible and probably
a lot worse than an image because videos have to be interactive.  However,
 the third example in the intro of CSS Generated Content Module Level 3[2]
seems to imply that content can be a .mov which is a video format and some
folks on twitter showed me things like 'using a video as a background' (but
that seems like a different case than content to me and a whole other ball
of wax).

So, I guess... It does seem plausible that somehow 'decorative' video which
was not interactive at all would show there and I think that is what the
example is showing...  I suppose what I am wondering at this point:  Am I
reading the example correctly and are we expecting that might work - and be
inherently non-interactive/inert as it is decorative?

1 - https://twitter.com/anatudor/status/742052107289808896
2 - https://www.w3.org/TR/css-content-3/#intro

Brian Kardell :: @briankardell
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