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Re: [css3-hyperlinks] inclusion of Clink in next WD

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 11:01:27 -0500
Message-ID: <410-22004341116127453@mindspring.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren (fora)" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-style@w3.org

> [Original Message]
> From: Anne van Kesteren (fora) <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> >(although
> >
> >  :not(:link) { link: url(foo); }
> >
> >does trigger alarm bells)
> >
> I wonder why (probably because I don't know that much about how a UA 
> processes a style sheet).
> It would select every element that currently isn't a link. Then it tries 
> to create a link using
>  link:url(foo);
> If attribute "foo" contains a valid URI, the link is created and the 
> selector doesn't apply anymore. If attribute "foo" contains an invalid 
> URI... was that your issue?

But once it created those links, the selector :not(:link) no longer
applies to those elements which means that the links should be
undone, which means that the selectors applies which means....

So either you get a logical contradiction or an endless cycle.
That was presumably the alarum that was sounded.
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2004 11:01:28 UTC

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