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RE: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 02:12:01 -0500
Message-Id: <199803110711.CAA09985@mail.shadow.net>
To: "Carl Johan Berglund" <carl.johan.berglund@adverb.se>, "Victoria Rosenfeld" <jiggy@holly.ColoState.EDU>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Carl Johan Berglund
> Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 1998 6:17 PM
> To: Victoria Rosenfeld
> Cc: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: RE: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?

> If Braden asks for a special syntax in CSS for everything you kan do with
> regular expressions, then I think you may be asking too much, but if you
> are satisfied with the possibility to find the elements manually, and add
> classnames to them, then you have your other means.

I should clarify my comments--that's not what I'm asking for. There's no
point in totally reinventing the wheel with selection scheme that would wind
up being more verbose, but ultimately just as cumbersome as REs (probably
more so). I said "anything that can be expressed in a RE in CSS should be
able to be expressed in other means," and the possible situation you
describe above would be quite satisfactory--as far as I'm concerned.

Braden
Received on Wednesday, 11 March 1998 02:05:08 GMT

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