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Re: [css3] “Selectors that People Actually Use”

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 19:18:09 +0100
Message-ID: <47B9CBE1.2060000@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Jens Meiert wrote:

> Although I do not agree with all of John's objections it looks like a few CSS 3 selectors might indeed require a revision. Just forwarding.

1. he thought only of HTML
2. he discusses selectors based only on jQuery users' feedback and
    requests, and jQuery's potential usage of these selectors
3. he does not care about compatibility/feature level equivalence
    with for instance XSL-FO
4. selectors can be used for languages that are not CSS and he does
    not deal with that
5. the next step in Selectors is probably an extensibility mechanism,
    at least that's what _I_ have in mind at this time, and that will
    allow almost any kind of selector, even the craziest, the web site's
    editor being responsible for the performance of his own selectors...
6. he did not think of scoped stylesheets
7. he did not think of wysiwyg editors and, please trust me on that
    with my Nvu hat on, there are plenty of exotic usage of selectors
    in such an editor
8. John Resig and jQuery users cannot represent all Web authors and
    designers. Even if he does not see a selector as widely useful, a
    small community of authors can need it. There is not a single reason
    to discriminate selectors based on the size of the community using
    it if we identify they REALLY need it. :nth-of-type(odd/even) is for
    instance REALLY needed for financial tabular data.

</Daniel>
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