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Re: XPath & CSS, again

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 12:28:52 +0200
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <426259e6.63707265@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>Robin Berjon wrote:
>>>> As said in the archived posts: it is no problem for todays user-agents
>>>> to use XPath
>>> I think it would be a problem. As it goes against all CSS parsing rules.
>> Not if you put it in a string.
>I'm not sure I understand. Selecting previous-siblings, parent/ancestor 
>elements, et cetera. CSS is designed around a model that XPath is not 
>compatible with.

Determining which declarations apply to a specific element is something
that happens long after "parsing rules". It easy to implement in fact,
the problems are rather possible performance and user experience issues
(which selectors like :last-of-type have, too).
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