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Re: [Selectors3] :nth-child(-negative)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:44:51 -0700
Message-ID: <4C6B10E3.3030006@inkedblade.net>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
CC: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
On 08/17/2010 02:31 AM, Christoph Päper wrote:
> Currently :nth-child(an+b) etc. only match anything if the argument, an+b, evaluates to a positive value.
>
> | The :nth-child(an+b) pseudo-class notation represents
> | an element that has an+b-1 siblings before it in the document tree,
> | for any positive integer or zero value of n, and has a parent element.
>
> ... would it break any other use case to define :nth-child(-1) as matching
> the last child (and other negative values accordingly)?

I agree this would be cool, and I was in favor of :nth-child working
that way when we first discussed the possibility many years ago, but
I think at this point it's too late to make that change.

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 22:45:28 GMT

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