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RE: [CSS21] colons are forbidden in type selectors

From: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 15:49:41 -0700
Message-Id: <200310192252.h9JMqAb29812@server1.livestoryboard.com>
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, <www-style@w3.org>

Hi,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Ian Hickson
> Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 10:42 AM
> To: Elliotte Rusty Harold
> Cc: www-style@w3.org
> 
> 
> On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> >
> > This rules out the colon character which is widely used in XML names.
> > It is not possible given this to write a simple rule such as
> >
> > pre:name { font-weight: bold}
> 
> In non-namespace-aware browsers, you would do:
> 
>    pre\:name { font-weight: bold; }
> 
> However, this is very poor semantically, as it gives special meaning to
> the namespace prefix.
> 
> Instead you should use CSS3 Selectors, that are supported by basically all
> the namespace-aware XML+CSS browsers:


What percentage of real users have these kind of browsers? When you say
'should' are you taking into account reality? (I realize this list is not
about that)

-Rob

p.s. I read your blog. What kind of browser do you think the naked girl you
found in your bed uses? :)


> 
>    @namespace foo url(http://example.net/pre);
>    foo|name { font-weight: bold; }
> 
> See: http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#typenmsp
> 
> Note that the ':' character in CSS has special meaning. The following:
> 
>    pre:name { font-weight: bold; }
> 
> ...would mean "pre elements that match the pseudo-class :name should be
> bold".
> 
> --
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