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Re: Features and fixes incompatible with backward compatibility

From: Daniel Tan/BoltClock <lists@NOVALISTIC.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 04:49:19 +0800
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Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
On 20 Feb, 2012, at 4:25 AM, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:

>  Perhaps the descendant combinator in selectors shouldn't have been
>  easier to type than all the other combinators.

Agreed. I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that it was the only combinator in CSS1 (called a "contextual selector", IIRC). After all, the child and sibling combinators debuted in CSS2, and they weren't even called combinators until the Selectors 3 spec.

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