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

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 10:38:34 -0800
To: Felipe Gasper <fgasper@freeshell.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BC8472A2.38804%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 3/16/04 11:01 AM, "Felipe Gasper" <fgasper@freeshell.org> wrote:

> Isn't multiple-classes-per-object spelled out in CSS1?

No.  

The 'class' attribute is defined in _HTML4_ to be a space separated set.

CSS1 introduced the class "." selector, of which only one is allowed per
selector:

"Only one class can be specified per selector. 'P.pastoral.marine' is
therefore an invalid selector in CSS1."

> (Humph...IE....)

In general IE supports CSS1 (e.g. the CSS1 class selector) plus a few
extensions from CSS2 (e.g. positioning).

Products that support a standard are often not updated to support future
versions of that standard.

This is actually the typical case in product development.

Products which are constantly updated to support every new version of every
standard they supported at some point are the exception.

Tantek
Received on Monday, 22 March 2004 13:39:40 GMT

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