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Re: W3C Selectors

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 10:14:28 +0100
Message-ID: <3A7685F4.902997E2@dyomedea.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Robin Berjon wrote:
> At 19:15 28/01/2001 +0100, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> >Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> >> Why the name "W3C Selectors" for CSS Level 3 Selectors?
> >
> >Because several existing specifications are re-using selectors. We
> >wanted to make a specification reusable independently of CSS.
> Mentionning that, are there any plans to somehow unify the various
> "selecting" abstract models (XPath, Selectors, and I guess XQuery) ? I know
> that there are differences (for instance XPath would know nothing of :hover
> for instance) but there are also common elements. It would be nice if
> implementors could create a selector API that could be driven likewise by
> various syntaxes. That way you just have to plug in a parser for the
> syntax, and voila ! you can start selecting out of a DOM tree.

Reminds me of a thread on xml-dev [1]. That would definitely be a great
thing to have, please keep us updated !



[1] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200005/threads.html#00680 

> I'm trying to do that right now and though it seems totally doable, I can't
> be sure that I'm not leaving something out. The infoset helps a lot, a
> similar document for selectors would be great.
> -- robin b.
> Forty two.

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