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Re: Proposal: :column pseudo-class

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 23:51:16 +1000
Message-ID: <42CA9054.6000104@lachy.id.au>
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Orion Adrian wrote:
> On 7/5/05, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
>>Orion Adrian wrote:
>>>How about this? Prevent reassignment of display in in pseudo-element
>>>or pseudoclass.
>>What problem, exactly, would that solve?
> That when CSS is making it's pass to determine what selectors apply
> you can't have pseudo-class selectors based on other properties

No it doesn't.  The reason you can't select an element based on 
properties, which has already been given by Hixie [1] in this thread, is 
   "The cascade happens before layout. You don't know an element's
    display type at the time you are doing selector matching."

> because those properties could change in the the selector that
> includes or depends on the pseudoclass.

Circular references is *not* the core of the problem, it's just an issue 
that would result *if* it were possible, which it's not.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2005Jul/0116
Lachlan Hunt
Received on Tuesday, 5 July 2005 13:51:24 UTC

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