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

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:20:39 -0700
Message-ID: <48067BB7.5040001@sicking.cc>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 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".

This sounds like an excellent idea to me.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 22:24:26 UTC

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