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Re: [css3-selectors] 6.2 Universal Selector

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 16:34:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512291632540.17886@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 17 Dec 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 
> In section 6.2 [1], there is a note that states:
> 
> | Note: it is recommended that the *, representing the universal
> | selector, not be omitted.
> 
> I'm just wondering what the reasoning behind this recommendation is, 
> since most authors actually do omit it whenever it's not necessary.

As I understand it, the reasoning is that explicitly showing the universal 
selector increases the understanding that the selector matches all 
element types.

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