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Re: [css3-selectors] :parent selector

From: Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 12:31:24 +0300
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tgfgqmn9mcpsjgr0b0dp@localhost.localdomain>

Le Mon, 25 Sep 2006 03:41:28 +0300, fantasai  
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> a écrit:

>
> David Hyatt wrote:
>>  I have yet to see any compelling use case for a :parent selector (or  
>> for many of the other CSS3 selectors for that matter).
>
> My favorite:
>
>    :link {
>       background: navy;
>       color: white
>       border: outset thin white;
>    }
>
>    /* select links with img child, i.e. all image links */ {
>       background: transparent;
>       border: none;
>    }
>
> ~fantasai

Any single selector in the CSS 3 Selectors specification can be used for  
an infinite number of reasons. All you need is a designer who knows what  
can be done, then he'll come up with some "creative" layout which usually  
goes beyond what's possible. Then the fun part comes: a tag soup of  
divs/spans to get the desired results.

However, I see the parent selector to be much more important and needed  
than some of the new selectors in the CSS 3 Selectors specification (eg.  
:empty).

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