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Re: Proposed ::last-line and ::last-letter selectors

From: Mike Bremford <mike-css@bfo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:21:42 +0100
Message-Id: <2B7818DB-36E6-480C-BB56-0ACCD06D4D2B@bfo.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Be reasonable. What's next, selecting every word in a paragraph  
ending in "y"? Should there be a rule for that? Designers might find  
a use for that too if they try hard enough.

If it's not going to be used, no-one is going to waste their time  
implementing it, and if no-one implements it has no place being in  
the specification. A few attributes between CSS 2 and 2.1 for this  
reason.

CSS doesn't do everything, and never will. Because of that it's  
possible to implement it fairly consistently from one rendering  
engine to the next, which is it's strength and the reason your  
hypothetical designers can use it at all. If you want unlimited  
flexibility, use Photoshop.

Cheers... Mike



On 15 Aug 2006, at 13:27, Andrés wrote:

> I don't understand you. Nobody is forced to implement *all* selectors.
> Is this a "hey, I support all selectors, use my UA!" thing??
>
> Why is "why" so important? Designers should be able to do it, they'll
> always find uses. They are tools to be used by designers creativity.
> The key stone is: "I must have a way to do it", regarding if it is
> common or not.
>
> UA developers are not forced to support them.
>
> On 8/15/06, Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 8/15/06, Andrés <adelfino@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > What if I want to select every (line|character) except the first  
>> one
>> > and the last one?
>>
>> Why would you want to? What purpose would that have?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Orion Adrian
>>
>
>
> -- 
> Andrés Delfino
Received on Tuesday, 15 August 2006 13:22:14 GMT

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