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Re: Text selector [was Re: breaking overflow]

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 09:13:48 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001051213s3e0a5284t423c4ef0197e3a58@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Bobby Jack <bobbykjack@yahoo.co.uk>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> I think all these examples deserve semantic markup.
>

... which actually shows, I think, a problem with ::text: it would encourage
authors to take "shortcuts" to get styles applied to particular chunks of
content, shortcuts which are not only fragile and less performant, but also
mean less semantics are available in the document.

Rob
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