lucy24 - 2:12 pm on Oct 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
The position:relative on the div container is imperative
That's what I was afraid of. I agree that :before and :after are ideal for decoration (or, if you prefer, Added Value). Well, I'd ### well better agree, since I use it for that purpose myself! But requiring the element itself to have position:relative or :absolute is a pretty overwhelming limitation. Might work with a header or other navigation feature, but not with an ordinary normal-flow box.
I already gave browser support in the demo
Yup, my bad, looked right at it and it didn't sink in. (Although in fairness it could have meant "I use 8 so I don't know if it will work with earlier versions".)