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Re: Parent Combinator / Parent pseudo-class

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 01:05:49 +1000
Message-ID: <488748CD.7030208@css-class.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
CC: w3mail@jixor.com, www-style@w3.org

Brad Kemper wrote:
>> A parent combinator pseudo-class or parent pseudo-class requires a CSS 
>> parser to walk the chain.
> Only of immediate children, not of all descendants of a particular 
> has-child selector. Anyone using it more than sparingly should expect 
> some performance degradation.

But what Stephen is`suggesting is firstly to walk the chain backwards to 
the parent element and then secondly match each particular parent child 
combinator. If my understanding is correct, that is a double 
performances hit.

Alan http://css-class.com/

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