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Re: New draft: css3-selectors

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 22:26:41 -0500
Message-ID: <3A74E2F1.4F9E2446@escape.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Daniel Glazman wrote:
> 
> 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...

It's the general failing of a hierarchy.

> 
> 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... 

Idref from each cell to the column? You don't need anything special for
that--just cell[attr=idref], since all that you're aiming for is to select
the column's descendants.

> 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.

Especially since being a table column depends on the stylesheet. =)
Well, good luck!

~fantasai
Received on Sunday, 28 January 2001 22:25:39 GMT

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