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Re: Previous-sibling combinator

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:08:23 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAcOoCJgSMmWDcnQ0xGAaf2yaRFkpx8i_36cFVQ1SEb8g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com
<mtanalin@yandex.ru> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> It would be nice to have combinator to select previous sibling.
>
>    P - UL {
>        /* Styles for UL element which is
>           previous sibling of P element. */
>    }
>
> The "-" combinator is functionally similar to existing "+" combinator, but selects previous-sibling element instead of next-sibling one.
>
> So in result we would have "+" to move forward, and "-" to move backward (like element.nextSibling and element.previousSibling in DOM, respectively).

This is already possible with Selectors 4, using the normal sibling
combinator and the subject indicator:

!ul + p { ... }

~TJ
Received on Friday, 27 January 2012 23:09:19 GMT

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