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Re: [RC4] active-selector-002

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:39:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, css21testsuite@gtalbot.org, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1012282037220.27980@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 28 Dec 2010, fantasai wrote:
> On 12/28/2010 01:25 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> > 
> > (I don't accept your conclusion in that thread, though - by common 
> > agreement between all browsers, clicking is an activation behavior, 
> > and all elements respond to clicks by becoming :active.  This isn't a 
> > matter of bugwards compat or not, it's just a matter of your personal 
> > opinion differing from the interoperable opinion of all browsers.  We 
> > should indeed be testing and requiring this behavior.  If you believe 
> > we need a disclaimer about the it, so be it, but that shouldn't 
> > prevent us from testing interoperable behavior.)
> 
> Sorry, but this is not a matter of my personal opinion. The HTML4 spec 
> gives no support to the idea of <span> being activateable, while it does 
> so for links and form elements; and the HTML5 spec explicitly excludes 
> it from its list of activateable elements. Given both these facts and 
> the current text of the CSS spec, there is absolutely no reason why the 
> CSS test suite should expect <span> to be activateable.

We can change the HTML spec, that's not a problem. The only question here 
is what the UAs are going to implement. If interop is on having everything 
be activatable, I'm happy to update the spec.

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