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Re: Parent Combinator / Parent pseudo-class

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:08:30 -0700
Message-ID: <488781AE.8090308@terrainformatica.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

Brad Kemper wrote:
> On Jul 23, 2008, at 9:54 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> Brad Kemper wrote:
>>> Can you post a test case, using JavaScript to simulate this, to show 
>>> how slow?
>>
>> Probably, but honestly this is a very low priority for me.  So I 
>> doubt I'll get to it any time soon (months).
>
> Completely understand you have time constraints and other priorities. 
> Your argument against this popular feature request will just go 
> unsubstantiated until someone puts together some sort of example 
> showing it.
>
>
It is not about personal preferences or priorities but rather about 
fundamental limitations related to computational complexity of selectors.

I have tried to explain these limitations in the article "CSS, selectors 
and computational complexity"
that is available at http://www.terrainformatica.com/?p=99

--
Andrew Fedoniouk.

http://terrainformatica.com
Received on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 19:20:44 GMT

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