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Re: Issue in CSS21 grammar?

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 12:07:40 -0800
Message-ID: <49A5A50C.6010103@inkedblade.net>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Andrey Mikhalev <amikhal@abisoft.spb.ru>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org
Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> 2009/2/25 Andrey Mikhalev <amikhal@abisoft.spb.ru>:
>> how about these reasons:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-id
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#id
>>
>> if good enough, you have to use css escapes or fix html5 spec ;)
> 
> I don't understand the relevance.  CSS should support HTML5 as well as
> HTML4 and XML.  Clearly #123456 wouldn't match anything in a
> conformant HTML4 or XML document, but it might match something in a
> conformant HTML5 document, so why require the extra trouble of
> escaping the first character for HTML5 authors?

Let me answer that question with another question.
How many out of how many browsers fail this test?
   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS2.1/current/html4/ident-008.htm

Mozilla, Opera, and Safari have all converged on passing this test.
Does it really make sense to change that now?

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:08:34 GMT

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