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RE: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?

From: Victoria Rosenfeld <jiggy@holly.ColoState.EDU>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 12:08:16 -0700 (MST)
To: Carl Johan Berglund <carl.johan.berglund@adverb.se>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.A41.3.95.980311120723.170974B-100000@holly.ColoState.EDU>



On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, Carl Johan Berglund wrote:

> At 23.48 +0100 98-03-10, Victoria Rosenfeld wrote:
> >On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:
> >> I think it would be great to have REs available for style sheet authoring,
> >> but they must not be required for using CSS. I'd suggest that anything that
> >> can be expressed in a RE in CSS should be able to be expressed in other
> >> means, even if they are much more verbose.
> >>
> >Point taken. And agreed with. And if REs must not be required, they why
> >put them in the specs? What does including them add?
> 
> It adds the possibility to use them if you're trying to do something
> special and  uncommon, and find the effect worth the trouble.
> 
> You can always add a classname to precisely those elements you want to
> select, but if you know how to write an RE that selects those elements for
> you, you may save a lot of HTML-editing.
> 
> 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.

This sounds quite reasonable to me, and I yield the issue (again, I'm not
writing the specs or developing the browser software :)

> 
> Best Regards,
> Carl Johan Berglund
> 
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