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Re: Feedback on regions document

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 11:30:02 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <m2ei42xxlh.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>
Alex Mogilevsky wrote:

> So far the two proposed solutions look equivalent in power,


> it may be a matter of preference:
> 	@region-style <region_sel> { h1 { ... } }
> and
> 	h1::lines-in-region(<region_sel>) { ... }

I wouldn't call it a matter of preference, but of semantics. To a Web
author familiar with CSS, the first one reads as "in region
<region_sel>, <h1>s should be styled like so." This is problematic,
since we really don't want people to think they can style the <h1>
itself in a per-region way.

The second reads as "the lines of <h1>s that are in region <region_sel>
should be styled like so." The Web author gets the right impression
about what she's doing from this selector.

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