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Re: Opera's Proposal for :context Selector

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:28:59 -0700
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <80586790-C55F-4380-8785-8E711D6D1A6E@apple.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>

On Jul 10, 2008, at 1:03 PM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Hi,
>  This is a proposal for a new :context pseudo-class designed to  
> match the context node of a query, where the the scope of elements  
> that match a given Selector is constrained to be within a subtree  
> rooted by a particular node.
> This proposal has been developed based on work within the Web  
> Application Working Group.  It has been designed primarily for use  
> with Selectors API to meet the needs of JavaScript libraries such as  
> JQuery and Dojo, but is also suitable for use with scoped  
> stylesheets in HTML5.
> I am prepared to be the editor of this specification and, if  
> necessary, join the CSS WG in order to do so, or it could be worked  
> on within the WebApps WG under advise from the CSS WG.
> The proposal can be found here:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2008Jul/att-0019/Overview.html

Previously this pseudo-class has been suggested as :scope. Why the  
change to :context? (I'm not saying I disagree, just curious.)

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