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Re: Proposal: regular expressions (or wildcards) in selectors

From: Felipe Gasper <fgasper@freeshell.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 13:01:02 -0600
Message-ID: <40574EEE.4010809@freeshell.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Quoth Christoph Päper on 3/16/2004 12:49 PM...

 > *Alan Plum*:
 >> Especially with browsers which for some reason do not understand how to
 >> handle elements with multiple classes in HTML, some people wish there
 >> was a way to have some kind of wildcard in an ID or class selector.
 > I fail to see how this two issues connect.
 > Some new additions to CSS don't help with bugs or non-implementations in
 > existing browsers.

I agree - although any web browser with decent /J(ava)?[sS]cript/ support would 
already have a regex matching engine, fixing multiple classes support should be 
both easier and more "fundamental" than adding a new and "overkill-like" feature 
like regex matching to CSS3.

Isn't multiple-classes-per-object spelled out in CSS1? (Humph...IE....)

-Felipe Gasper
Urbana, IL
Received on Tuesday, 16 March 2004 14:02:15 UTC

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