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Re: Should CSS generated contents ::before and ::after really become part of the document?

From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:59:20 -0500
Message-ID: <1484477960.26891.189.camel@w3.org>
To: Ian Yang <ian.html@gmail.com>
Cc: CSS public list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, 2017-01-15 at 10:03 +0800, Ian Yang wrote:
> 
[...]
> Not sure about others' thoughts, but in my humble opinion, it would
> be
> crystal clear and confusion-free if W3C spec defines a standard for
> this
> matter. Would you mind sharing us your thoughts?

The CSS Working Group just had a face to face meeting and so are
probably not looking at this list right now.

There's a scope question sometimes - e.g. what should differentiate
browsers - and also a context question - sometimes people need one
behaviour and sometimes the other, which is why e.g. word processors
often have a "paste with formating" or "paste without formatting"
option.

If you're pasting a numbered list into a word processor and the numbers
are copied, you can end up with two sets of numbers, because the
numbered-list-ness gets pasted too. So I thnk there isn't a single
right answer, but I'll let others comment who've thought more deeply
about it.

Liam


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Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
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