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Re: New draft: css3-selectors

From: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 19:26:59 +0100
Message-ID: <3A746473.1050504@netscape.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
fantasai wrote:

> Re: column-child
>   One thing I would really like to see is a way of selecting 
>   descendants of table columns. Since CSS is based on the
>   document tree, that's not possible, but.. *sigh* ~_~

Your point was a known problem of table DTDs more than fifteen years 
ago, fantasai...

There is no real answer. Only one option is available : allow the style 
language to have dual inheritance using an id/idref (or equiv.) present 
in the markup... Grif (and probably then Amaya) resolved that with 
hard-coded algos.

This does not easily fit in the css model but I am going to think about it.

</Daniel>, first implementor of a wysiwyg CALS table editor a looonnngg 
time ago
Received on Sunday, 28 January 2001 13:27:00 UTC

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