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Re: [selectors-api] Handling :link and :visited Pseudo Classes

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:53:30 -0500
Message-ID: <480612EA.9070100@mit.edu>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> I'm considering adjusting the spec to allow just two options, and making 
> IE8's behaviour non-conforming.
> 
> Either:
> 1. Match unvisited and visted links normally with :link and :visited, 
> respecitively.
> 2. Match all links with :link, and no links with :visted (i.e. treat all 
> links as unvisited)

I think that you should just require that if the UA implements :link and 
:visited at all any link must match one or the other.  Which one is up to the 
UA.  That allows UAs to impose security policies as needed while still allowing 
authors to match all links with ":link, :visited".

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 14:56:32 GMT

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