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

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:39:50 -0700
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>, Travis Leithead <travil@windows.microsoft.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-webapi <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080417013950.GA11294@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Wednesday 2008-04-16 18:36 -0700, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Wednesday 2008-04-16 18:24 -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > I guess you would have to extend this to rules that use :visited or :link 
> > anywhere in the selector (for example before a sibling or descendant 
> > combinator) and make sure the getComputedStyle lies extend to descendants 
> > that inherit the color as well.
> That was my intent.
> (The user agent would, of course, have to resolve the with-history
> and without-history styles eagerly, to prevent timing attacks.)

Er, that's not quite right, but I don't think we need to work out
what is for the purposes of this discussion.


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