ISSUE-567: ARIA in CSS for generated content like pseudo-elements

ARIA for CSS generated content

ARIA in CSS for generated content like pseudo-elements

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James Craig
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Since CSS allows generated of UI element ("pseudo-elements" in CSS) like ::before and ::after with the use of the content property, an author should be allowed to override certain things on that element—like the label or hidden state.

Post from Feb 28, 2013:

But most of the discussion settled in March 2013:

Definitely an ARIA 2.0 thing, despite the fact that there are existing problems demonstrated in content today.
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This is probably irrelevant now that CSS will allow "alt" on pseudo-elements.

James Craig, 3 Feb 2014, 22:00:43

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Richard Schwerdtfeger, 23 Sep 2016, 15:15:54

James Nurthen, 10 May 2018, 16:10:20

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