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Re: [CSS3] selectors to use xpath syntax

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 14:33:30 -0500
Message-ID: <abd6c8010512081133n31c99c83h14b6a9aac9e6b0f7@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 12/8/05, Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> But then you hit the pentultimate question...
>
> Can XPath be used in CSS selectors without breaking incremental rendering?
>
> Orion Adrian wrote:
>
> > XPath allows for functions which is what would map to the various
> >
> >pseudoclasses, though you would have problems with some of them.
> >Again, though, he didn't ask for the removal of normal CSS selectors
> >so you could have both in the same document, using CSS-native
> >selectors where deemed appropriate.

Given CSS's box- and absolute-layout mechanism, no. Other algorithms
would allow for incremental rendering or at least low-fault
incremental rendering while allowing XPath style selectors. But to a
lot of people here, changing box-layout any would be another language
and therefore is out of scope for this list.

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Orion Adrian
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2005 19:33:50 GMT

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