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Re: Pseudo-class change

From: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 15:10:44 +0200 (MET DST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <14237.44692.372662.44869@www43.inria.fr>
Sue Sims writes:
 > From: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1#anchor-pseudo-classes
 > "Note that normal class names precede pseudo-classes in the selector. "
 > From: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/selector.html#pseudo-classes
 > "Pseudo-classes are allowed anywhere in selectors ... "
 > If this is intended as a change, should it not be included in:
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/changes.html

Yes, I think this was intended as a change.

All the changes to the selectors are summarized in one line in
appendix B1: "An extended selector mechanism, including child
selectors, adjacent selectors, and attribute selectors." Maybe the
relaxation of the syntax of class selectors (more than one is now
allowed) and pseudo-classes could have been made explicit.

 > If an error in CSS1, should it not be included in the ersatz errata:
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1#appendix-f

No, it's not an error in CSS1. The syntax was restricted on purpose,
to make implementations easier and to gain some experience.

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