About Generated Content Properties
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Generated Content Properties
content | counter-reset | counter-increment | include-source | quotes

What Do They Do?
The basic aim of CSS is to offer hints and aids for the direct translation of a document and its elements to differing physical media. There are times when the information contained in a document's structure is not enough to display the intended content. In HTML, the various list structures are a perfect example - the bullets and iterative/hierarchical numbers that are rendered before the items in the list are not explicitly present in the source document. This content is automatically generated by the browser when rendering an element from the source document.

CSS2 extends this concept of automatic content generation to allow content (strings, quotes, list generators or objects) to be rendered before or after any element. Generated content includes aural rendering as well; auditory icons can offer powerful usability enhancements for a listener.
Related Sites
Official Reference: CSS Level 2, Section 12.4, 12.5
12.4.2: 'content'
12.5: 'counter-reset'
12.5: 'counter-increment'
12.4.1: 'quotes'

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