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Re: Styling by attribute-based association?

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:50:10 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010510251350m1f754dcdm9dc19a75c4b96c22@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 10/25/05, ACJ <ego@acjs.net> wrote:
> Orion Adrian wrote:
>
> >>>Behavior is a ill-defined thing. What's your definition for it? Or is
> >>>it, "I know it when I see it."
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>A reaction to external or internal stimuli. (Like user input, or time
> >>progression.)
> >>
> >>:hover already borders on this, and I would personally like to see this
> >>to be respected as the outer limit of how far behavioural conditions (by
> >>the former definition) are specified in CSS.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Wouldn't :link also fall under this definition of behavior and for
> >that matter :unvisited?
> >
> >The only thing here is the speed of the stimulus. :link triggers when
> >a link has been visited which is an external stimulus.
> >
> >
> >
> There are other selectors (of the pseudo-class and pseudo-element kind,
> specifically) that border on this, too, yes.
> :hover and ::selection are the most apparent ones to me.

To me, behavioral  (and this is totally for the sake of existing CSS
implementations and specs) covers anything that can not be represented
by a static examination of the known properties the DOM and/or system.

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Orion Adrian
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