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Re: [css3] URI selectors

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 23:25:47 -0600
Message-ID: <3FD55CDB.8000506@mit.edu>
To: tantek@cs.stanford.edu
Cc: www-style@w3.org

 > It is doubtful that the UA will understand what defines the "site"
 > better than the author of the site.

The original post was not about site authors.  Site authors who care 
already provide an id on the body as described in 

The point of Chris's proposal, as far as I can tell, is that there would 
be a way to denote rules in the _user_ stylesheet as applying to a 
particular URI.  The UA would then only apply them if the URI matched 
the current URI.

There was no indication that this was supposed to be a technology 
targeted at authors, and I frankly fail to see how this sort of selector 
or @-rule or whatever would be that useful to authors (unless they want 
to include the same sheet in all parts of a site and only apply some of 
the rules in it to some parts of the site... but they can already do 
that now by changing the content or the set of sheets that are linked in).

I merely pointed out that the UA-only technology Chris proposed is not 
as powerful as some other UA-only technologies could be.

Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2003 00:25:51 UTC

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