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Re: [selectors] History of suggestions (was: New pseudo-class proposal: ":current")

From: David Latapie <david@empyree.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 21:15:39 +0200
Message-Id: <EF213DDF-D1D9-4855-AF4B-390FA1039DDB@empyree.org>
Cc: "'Orion Adrian'" <orion.adrian@gmail.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
To: <rahlfors@wildcatsoftware.net>


Le 13 oct. 06 à 20:26, Rainer Åhlfors a écrit :

> How on earth would CSS know that a link points to the current page? We
> already know that the URL cannot be used as the identifier, as URLs  
> can be
> rewritten (and frequently are), query strings change. Certainly it  
> has to be
> an exact match, as any given URL with different arguments passed to  
> it can
> open up a completely different page.
>
> Yes, I think it is a great idea. But it cannot work in any real world
> implementation. As such, it will never become part of the CSS  
> standard, or
> else it would be already.

I don't know if the message was originally addressed to me. It seems,  
since I'm in cc, but on the other hand, you said the same thing as  
me: hard the implement. Well, anyway...

> Don't you think that this was considered way back when :active :hover
> :visited and :link were cooked up?

Maybe it was, but where can I see it? How can I know that something  
had already been discussed? In the archives, maybe? Ten years of  
archives? Thounsands of messages just to know if it had been already  
discussed?

Certainly, we would gain a lot of time if such a thing was available.  
And would prevent ad nauseam arguments.

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