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Re: CSS3 Selector Limitations and Suggestions

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 13:44:26 -0500
Message-ID: <410-220031207184426671@mindspring.com>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> [Original Message]
> From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
> Ernest Cline wrote:
> > The effect I believe you are looking for with this selector can be
> > achieved with existing selectors:
> > body  section section:not(body section section section)
> > would select just the second level sections in this case
> Actually, no.  It would select absolutely nothing.  The argument to 
> :not() must be a simple selector, and "body section section section" is 
> not a simple selector.

My fault, since it is not yet supported by IE, I don't tend to use it  yet
since it won't work for most users, so I'm not as familiar with :not()
as with the parts I do use.  Is there ant particular reason other than
keeping things from getting bogged down with complex selectors
as to why it is limited to a simple selector?  It would seem that placing
complex selectors inside not() would be parsable.
Received on Sunday, 7 December 2003 13:44:26 UTC

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