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Re: [SelectorsAPI] Selector detection needed?

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 17:44:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4874DCDF.7020002@lachy.id.au>
To: "Nicholas C. Zakas" <html@nczonline.net>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

Original thread began on www-style and moved to public-webapi. Now 
moving to public-webapps.  For reference, see:

Nicholas C. Zakas wrote:
> Since different browsers support different CSS selectors, it seems 
> necessary to provide a way to indicate which selectors can actually 
> be used by querySelector() and querySelectorAll(). Something along 
> the lines of supportsSelector() that returns true if a certain type
> of selector is available and false if not, perhaps? Just to throw 
> something out for a debate:

Due to the lack of compelling use cases provided in this thread and 
failure to come up with a reasonable solution that actually solves any 
real problems, I have decided not to include such a feature in the spec 
at this time.

If in the future, based on experience with the current API, we discover 
use cases that would benefit from such a proposal, then we can certainly 
revisit it then and find an appropriate solution.

Please let me know whether or not you are satisfied with this response.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2008 15:45:13 UTC

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