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Re: [css3] "Selectors that People Actually Use"

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 18:34:54 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae770802181534o73d3800aw71be3a8e35669800@mail.gmail.com>
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On 18/02/2008, Alan Gresley <alan1@azzurum.com> wrote:
> Should it really matter. What wrong with a site if all browsers use CSS differently, and have buggy support or have no support for selectors. This thread is not about the handling of selectors, it's about the selectors which John Resig doesn't see useful.

I probably wasn't clear enough. But my point is that the reason
John Resig finds certain selectors not useful might be precisely
because authors might be worried that they are not handled
correctly. Unknown behaviour = not useful. IMHO whether or
not selectors are useful (in practice) are intimately tied to the
perception of whether they are correctly handled by all (or at
least most) browsers.

Of course whether or not the selectors in question are useful
or not in theory (i.e., whether they have valid use cases) is
a different matter. So perhaps he is not talking about the
same kind of usefulness as we talk about.
-- 
cheers,
-ambrose

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