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[CSS3-selectors] ::selection pseudo

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 19:16:05 -0700
Message-ID: <48659EE5.5070703@terrainformatica.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>

About ::selection pseudo, in particular "Applies to the portion of a 
document that has been highlighted by the user." [1]

Is it selector that defines some global object or is it supposed to be 
applied to particular elements too?

If later then what are the cascading/inheritance rules?

Let's say we have some <richtext> or just <div contenteditbale> on the 
Then what would mean the following?:

  background-color: highlight;
  color: highlight-text;

And how it will interact with say:

richtext p::selection
  color: white;


Will p::selection pseudo-element inherit background-color: highlight;
value or not? It appears that ::selection elements shall establish their
own inheritance chain so p::selection pseudo will inherit *all* attributes
of any ::selection object defined upstream.

I think that styleable ::selection in principle is a good thing,
just want to clarify how it can be used/implemented.

[1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/selectors3/#UIfragments

Andrew Fedoniouk.

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