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Re: [Selectors] Clarify when universal selector may be omitted (was: [CSSWG] Release Candidate for CSS Namespaces Test Suite)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:32:05 -0400
Message-ID: <4AC28AE5.7070108@mit.edu>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: public-css-testsuite@w3.org, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 9/29/09 1:58 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Here is a text proposal:
> "If the universal selector is not the only component of a sequence of
> simple selectors and if it also is without the namespace component, then
> the universal selector may be omitted."

This sounds fine to me, though not strictly necessary.  The "universal 
selector" is not '*' in Selectors but "an optional namespace component 
followed by '*'".  Which means that while you can omit the whole thing, 
you can't just omit the '*' and include the namespace component, 
Webkit's behavior to the contrary notwithstanding.

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