CSS Reference

"pause-before" - css property (v. css 2)

  • To specify a pause before speaking the content of an element
  • Initial value: 0
  • The property is not inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • The pause is inserted between the element's content and any 'cue-before' or 'cue-after' content.
  • Browsers that support the pause-before - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari
Typical usage:
h1 { pause-before: 10ms } /* pause-after unspecified;
                             pause-before: 10ms */

Possible pause-before values:

Values Comments CSS
[time] Expresses the pause in absolute time units (seconds and milliseconds). 2
[percentage] Refers to the inverse of the value of the 'speech-rate' property. For example, if the speech-rate is 120 words per minute (i.e., a word takes half a second, or 500ms) then a 'pause-before' of 100% means a pause of 500 ms and a 'pause-before' of 20% means 100ms. 2
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. 2
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