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Re: [Element Traversal LC] access to element by index

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:55:43 +0100
Message-ID: <47ED311F.2080905@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> Daniel Glazman wrote:
>>    myFooElement.querySelector("*:nth-child(3)") does NOT work since
>>    there can be another 3rd child in traversal order before the
>>    3rd child of myFooElement.
> Being devil's advocate for a sec, having a :scope pseudo-class or some 
> such would help here, right?
>   myFooElement.querySelector(":scope > :nth-child(3)")

That would require an addition to the Selectors spec and that comes
too late in the process of that spec. I would recommend changing
the Selectors API on document.querySelector and
document.querySelectorAll to allow a second argument being a node or
null. If it's a node, then the results simulate your :scope > SELEC
above, the scope being that node and SEL being the selector passed as
the 1st argument. If it's null, well, it does what it does today.

Co-Chair, W3C CSS WG
Received on Friday, 28 March 2008 17:56:18 UTC

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