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Re: Extensions to CSS3 selectors

From: Tim Bannister <isoma@compsoc.man.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:20:25 +0100 (GMT)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0004220359510.20429-100000@mrbusy.compsoc.man.ac.uk>
On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, Jonas Sicking wrote:

>I have some suggestions for extensions to the current CSS3 selector WD:
>
>1. Empty cells
>Some way of selecting empty elements, my suggestion is a pseudo-class called
>':empty'. This could be used to supply defaultvalues through CSS and also
>functions like marking of missing data and more powerful hanling of empty
>cell then the current 'empty-cells' property.

Would you consider an element such as <HR /> as empty?  What about
<TEXTAREA></TEXTAREA>?

Either way, I suggest that it's a good idea to define precisely what
constitutes an empty element, especially if the element is replaced.

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