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hixie: Rephrase the :active prose to not suggest that the Selectors spec is wrong. (whatwg r5897)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:42:15 -0500
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
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hixie: Rephrase the :active prose to not suggest that the Selectors spec
is wrong. (whatwg r5897)

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.4736&r2=1.4737&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5896&to=5897

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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
retrieving revision 1.4736
retrieving revision 1.4737
diff -u -d -r1.4736 -r1.4737
--- Overview.html	16 Feb 2011 08:30:16 -0000	1.4736
+++ Overview.html	16 Feb 2011 19:40:59 -0000	1.4737
@@ -41680,48 +41680,63 @@
    <dd>
 
     <p>The <code title="selector-active"><a href="#selector-active">:active</a></code> pseudo-class
-    must match any element falling into one of the following
-    categories between the time the user begins to activate the
-    element and the time the user stops activating the element:</p>
+    is defined to match an element <q cite="http://dev.w3.org/csswg/selectors3/#the-user-action-pseudo-classes-hover-act">while
+    an element is <i>being activated</i> by the user</q>. For the
+    purposes of defining the <code title="selector-active"><a href="#selector-active">:active</a></code> pseudo-class only, an HTML
+    user agent must consider an element as <i>being activated</i> if
+    it is:</p>
 
-    <ul><li><code><a href="#the-a-element">a</a></code> elements that have an <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code> attribute</li>
+    <ul><li>
 
-     <li><code><a href="#the-area-element">area</a></code> elements that have an <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code> attribute</li>
+      <p>An element falling into one of the following categories
+      between the time the user begins to indicate an intent to
+      trigger the element's <a href="#activation-behavior">activation behavior</a> and
+      either the time the user stops indicating an intent to trigger
+      the element's <a href="#activation-behavior">activation behavior</a>, or the time the
+      element's <a href="#activation-behavior">activation behavior</a> has finished running,
+      which ever comes first:</p>
 
-     <li><code><a href="#the-link-element">link</a></code> elements that have an <code title="attr-link-href"><a href="#attr-link-href">href</a></code> attribute</li>
+      <ul><li><code><a href="#the-a-element">a</a></code> elements that have an <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code> attribute</li>
 
-     <li><code><a href="#the-button-element">button</a></code> elements that are not <a href="#concept-fe-disabled" title="concept-fe-disabled">disabled</a></li>
+       <li><code><a href="#the-area-element">area</a></code> elements that have an <code title="attr-hyperlink-href"><a href="#attr-hyperlink-href">href</a></code> attribute</li>
 
-     <li><code><a href="#the-input-element">input</a></code> elements whose <code title="attr-input-type"><a href="#attr-input-type">type</a></code> attribute is in the <a href="#submit-button-state" title="attr-input-type-submit">Submit Button</a>, <a href="#image-button-state" title="attr-input-type-image">Image Button</a>, <a href="#reset-button-state" title="attr-input-type-reset">Reset Button</a>, or <a href="#button-state" title="attr-input-type-button">Button</a> state</li>
+       <li><code><a href="#the-link-element">link</a></code> elements that have an <code title="attr-link-href"><a href="#attr-link-href">href</a></code> attribute</li>
 
-     <li><code><a href="#the-command">command</a></code> elements that do not have a <code title="attr-command-disabled"><a href="#attr-command-disabled">disabled</a></code> attribute</li>
+       <li><code><a href="#the-button-element">button</a></code> elements that are not <a href="#concept-fe-disabled" title="concept-fe-disabled">disabled</a></li>
 
-     <li>elements that are <a href="#specially-focusable">specially focusable</a></li>
+       <li><code><a href="#the-input-element">input</a></code> elements whose <code title="attr-input-type"><a href="#attr-input-type">type</a></code> attribute is in the <a href="#submit-button-state" title="attr-input-type-submit">Submit Button</a>, <a href="#image-button-state" title="attr-input-type-image">Image Button</a>, <a href="#reset-button-state" title="attr-input-type-reset">Reset Button</a>, or <a href="#button-state" title="attr-input-type-button">Button</a> state</li>
 
-    </ul><p class="example">For example, if the user is using a keyboard to
-    push a <code><a href="#the-button-element">button</a></code> element by pressing the space bar, the
-    element would match this pseudo-class in between the time that the
-    element received the <code title="event-keydown">keydown</code>
-    event and the time the element received the <code title="event-keyup">keyup</code> event.</p>
+       <li><code><a href="#the-command">command</a></code> elements that do not have a <code title="attr-command-disabled"><a href="#attr-command-disabled">disabled</a></code> attribute</li>
 
-    <p>In addition, the <code title="selector-active"><a href="#selector-active">:active</a></code>
-    pseudo-class must match any element that the user indicates using
-    a pointing device while that pointing device is in the "down"
-    state (e.g. for a mouse, between the time the mouse button is
-    pressed and the time it is depressed).</p>
+       <li>elements that are <a href="#specially-focusable">specially focusable</a></li>
 
-    <p class="note">This requirement is a <a href="#willful-violation">willful
-    violation</a> of the Selectors specification (which only allows
-    elements to match the <code title="selector-active"><a href="#selector-active">:active</a></code>
-    pseudo-class when they are activated), motivated by a desire to be
-    compatible with legacy user agents. <a href="#refsSELECTORS">[SELECTORS]</a></p>
+      </ul><p class="example">For example, if the user is using a keyboard
+      to push a <code><a href="#the-button-element">button</a></code> element by pressing the space bar,
+      the element would match this pseudo-class in between the time
+      that the element received the <code title="event-keydown">keydown</code> event and the time the
+      element received the <code title="event-keyup">keyup</code>
+      event.</p>
 
-    <p>In addition, the <code title="selector-active"><a href="#selector-active">:active</a></code>
-    pseudo-class must match any element that has an ancestor that
-    matches the the <code title="selector-active"><a href="#selector-active">:active</a></code>
-    pseudo-class.</p>
+     </li>
 
-   </dd>
+     <li>
+
+      <p>An element that the user indicates using a pointing device
+      while that pointing device is in the "down" state (e.g. for a
+      mouse, between the time the mouse button is pressed and the time
+      it is depressed).</p>
+
+     </li>
+
+     <li>
+
+      <p>An element that has a descendant that is currently matching
+      the the <code title="selector-active"><a href="#selector-active">:active</a></code>
+      pseudo-class.</p>
+
+      </li>
+
+     </ul></dd>
 
 
    <dt><dfn id="selector-enabled" title="selector-enabled"><code>:enabled</code></dfn></dt>
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