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Re: [css3-selectors] LC issues #5

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:58:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD44141.7070401@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
fantasai wrote:
> Anton Prowse wrote:
>> 6.6.5 :nth-child() pseudo-class
>> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-selectors-20090310/#nth-child-pseudo) 
>> :
>>
>>   # The :nth-child(an+b) pseudo-class notation represents an element
>>   # that has an+b-1 siblings before it in the document tree, for a given
>>   # positive integer or zero value of n, and has a parent element.
>>
>> Issue 5a:  s/for a given/for some/.  Ditto for the description of the
>> other related pseudo-elements.
> 
> Replaced with "for any".
> 
"for some value" is the mathematically precise way of formulating this 
type of sentence, whilst "for any value" is ambiguous.  However, since 
the interpretation of "for any value" as "for all values" is nonsensical 
here (meaning that "for some value" is the only remaining sensible 
interpretation) I can live with the change if you think it's more 
accessible to non-mathematicians!

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 09:01:06 GMT

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