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Re: Parent Combinator / Parent pseudo-class

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:02:13 -0700
Message-ID: <4888EDD5.1010609@mit.edu>
To: Francois Remy <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

Francois Remy wrote:
> You don't need to run the whole selector each time there's a DOM 
> modification, only each one that are applying on elements that are 
> concerned by the rule.

This becomes an issue of determining whether any rules might be 
"concerned by" a given element.  This process itself is either slow or 
inexact (and in the latter case, you rerun the matching on a too-big 
part of the DOM).

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 24 July 2008 21:03:27 GMT

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