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RE: selectors in :any

From: Justin Rogers <justrog@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:20:30 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, "koivisto@iki.fi" <koivisto@iki.fi>
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I see I was reading too deeply into the syntax. Realizing we've already enabled the self-refining behavior in :not based on tag names (and more) makes it clear. Also makes it clear about why a change for :not would be handy as well to match the syntax of any.

Sorry for the randomization.

Justin Rogers [MSFT]

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From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 11:14 AM
To: Justin Rogers
Cc: L. David Baron; Ojan Vafai; www-style@w3.org; David Hyatt; koivisto@iki.fi
Subject: Re: selectors in :any

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Justin Rogers <justrog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> http://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/05/moz-any-selector-grouping/

>
> I'm using the above for reference. I'm a little bit concerned here. It seems the standard rules of selectors are broken by the syntax. Namely that a simple selector consisting of a pseudo class :foo is actually the selector *|*:foo, but the example notes that the replacement for :-moz-any is in place and is no longer a "tag rule". This is creative, but if we plan on doing this we should introduce a concept into the grammar which is not a pseudo-class that allows you to root the front of a selector using a new special character so you can disambiguate from a standard tag rule immediately.

I don't see what's broken here.  :any(a,b) is still identical to *|*:any(a,b).  The fact that you're specializing the tag selector more than once is a minor detail; the same applies to a:any(a,b).  (The fact that a rule ending in :-moz-any() doesn't fall into the "tag bucket" is just an implementation detail, as the blog post notes.)

~TJ

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