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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?

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

Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:08:34 UTC

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