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Re: Recommended practice on selector compatibility

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 15:12:02 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Christian Roth <roth@visualclick.de>
CC: www-style Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BA13CBC2.1B279%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 12/4/02 12:35 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Christian Roth wrote:
>>> By following the escape with a space (which is ignored), as in:
>>>   "\0041 B"
>>> ...which is identical to:
>>>   "AB"
>> Does this actually work in CSS1?
> No (as you say, CSS1 doesn't expect a space after escapes) but that
> doesn't matter, because all the major browsers support the CSS2 way:
>  http://www.hixie.ch/tests/adhoc/css/parsing/escaping/003.html
> There aren't any CSS1 compliant UAs to my knowledge.

Hmmm... perhaps an errata for CSS1 then to eliminate this incompatibility?

> (Note: IE5 and Konqueror suck big time and get both the CSS1 and CSS2 ways
> wrong. I think they might not support escapes at all.

I *know* Ian meant IE5/Windows specifically when he wrote this, as IE5/Mac
supports the CSS2 way as well as:

> On Windows, Opera,
> Mozilla, and IE6 pass it as CSS2 UAs.)

Received on Wednesday, 4 December 2002 17:58:06 UTC

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