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Re: [CSS4 Selectors] :matches naming bikeshed

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:19:55 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTik6nOD5o7CzibVgUttQrqoFi7C23A@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
In reading verbiage of the draft and the comments - is that to say that
would be valid or invalid?


It seems to be that it would it be effectively the same as:

!div p

Also - to ask the question explicitly since some rationale was given as to
why you chose "matches" in this context... Why the "!"?  Where did that
originate - were there some discussions? I can't find them.


On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>wrote:

> On 06/16/2011 07:58 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:
>> I think we should rename :matches to :any.
>> 1. :matches, doesn't make clear the "or" relationship that :any does. I
>> could
>>   easily interpret :matches to mean that it matches all of the selectors
>>   instead of any one of them.
>> 2. Two browser vendors already ship :any (vendor prefixed of course).
>> 3. :any is less typing and fewer bytes to ship down the wire.
> I chose "matches" over "any" because
>  1. it contrasts with :not() which is the negation of the exact same
> functionality
>  2. it allows expansion to a full :matches() implementation, where a full
> :matches()
>     implementation is that :matches() takes any selector (including those
> with
>     combinators); calling it :any() implies there has to be more than one
> argument
>     for it to be useful, which is the case now, but would not be for a full
> version
> Basically, I think about this as
>  :not(selector)
>  :matches(selector)
> where selector can include commas, as per usual (rather than as
>  :not(selector, selector)
>  :any(selector, selector)
> where it can't).
> Does that make sense now or still not? :)
> ~fantasai
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