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    CSS Button using 'content' property Question

    I am trying to get some opinions on the technique i am using below.

    I have created several hyperlink button style classes in CSS that utilize the :after and before pseudo selectors and attach some content and a background-image.

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    a.edit:after { content:'edit'; background:url(../icons/pencil.png) no-repeat center left; }
    a.change:after { content:'change'; background:url(../icons/wrench.png) no-repeat center left;  }
    a.delete:after { content:'delete'; background:url(../icons/cross.png) no-repeat center left;  }
    I find this useful because I can toggle/remove/add a class using jquery and it will automatically update the text and the button image.

    I have briefly tested them in the modern browsers and they seem to work as intended as long as the 'content' property isn't empty.

    Please let me hear some opinions.

    Bo

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    Does not degrade gracefully. I also doubt that screen-readers would read out the CSS content. If you're using JQuery, I don't see how this is really any different from physically changing HTML content.


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