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Re: Suggestion for CSS3 selectors (fwd)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:33:28 -0700
Message-ID: <4817E888.2080807@inkedblade.net>
To: "Brian J. Fink" <desertowl23@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org, dbaron@dbaron.org

Brian J. Fink wrote:
> Yes, I was just reading about that, and another one, :has() which
> could have even more consiseness. Although I still favor my own
> proposed syntax, I suppose the same thing could be accomplished with:
> selector1:has(selector2)
> selector1:has(>selector2)

Personal preferences aside, your syntax has the disadvantage of requiring
an analogous set of punctuation to the combinators that we already have.
There aren't that many punctuation characters that are easily typed, it
makes more sense to reserve them for future combinators than to pair them
up with existing combinators. (Also aside from parent-child, the pairing
will be completely arbitrary => more rote memorization of random punctuation.)

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