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Re: [CSS3] Generated and Replaced Content - Grouping (long, examples)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 09:50:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0310310949430.15329@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, David Woolley wrote:
>>
>> ...which we want to style as:
>>
>>    <dl>
>>     <::pseudo>
>>      <dt>...</dt>
>>      <dd>...</dd>
>>     </::pseudo>
>
> This seems to me to be an argument in favour of an explicit container
> element.  I believe such proposals have actually been made, although
> normally on the mistaken grounds that this grouping isn't already
> implied.

CSS should never try to back-propagate changes to the structure of the
language it is styling. If it does, it just shows a limitation of CSS.

See the last three paragraphs of:
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2003Oct/0346.html

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