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RE: CSS3 Syntax : or :: ?

From: Chris Moschini <Chris.Moschini@amdocs.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 08:27:00 -0500
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To: "'fantasai'" <fantasai@escape.com>, www-style@w3.org
Thanks both fantasai and Boris (Boris answered me privately). At first I wondered why the C-like
syntax addition, but now I understand. I am a bit concerned that those who learn by looking
at source - many of those who joined the Web did so - will see this :first-letter ::first-child
syntax as a typo rather than an intentional distinction in element type. But then, I can't really
recommend a better operator to use than ::

I'll do my part to teach on Hiveminds though ;o)

-Chris "SoopahMan" Moschini

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-----Original Message-----
From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai@escape.com]

Chris Moschini wrote:
> so, why the introduction of :: ?

The proper syntax is with the double colon; . . .

See http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#pseudo-elements

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