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Re: [Selectors4] Semantic Pseudo Elements

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 09:01:26 -0700
Cc: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <637455F7-E270-425B-A79F-0DB7533468F0@gmail.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>

On May 11, 2011, at 8:41 AM, Christoph Päper wrote:

> You effectively say to put the burden on markup language creators to design a mapping to element names in a document tree which Selectors, type selectors specifically, can work on. That is unrealistic. It is not as unrealistic, though, that there is a quite limited set of semantic or stylistic keywords that pretty much every plain text markup language could easily be mapped to.

How do you figure? It is no easier for an implementor to map a pseudo-element to a chunk of markup than to map an element name to a chunk of markup. Either way, a document tree (or some sort of box tree) is needed, to differentiate what elements get what style.
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