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Re: Selectors Tests

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 08:46:09 -0500
Message-ID: <49183B21.3090500@mit.edu>
To: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
>> There is a subtle definitional difference here.  For example <a 
>> href="..."> would match your definition of :interactive but does NOT 
>> match the current definition of :enabled (on purpose).
> Why is that?

Because links can't be disabled, and the spec explicitly says that 
anything that's :enabled can be :disabled under other circumstances.

If you mean why does it say _that_, then I don't know offhand.  And it 
doesn't matter much, because this language is going away anyway.

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