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Re: <style scoped> and the cascade

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:03:16 +0000 (UTC)
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1203080002470.6189@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 7 Mar 2012, fantasai wrote:
> On 03/07/2012 02:18 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Wed, 7 Mar 2012, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > > 
> > > I've been looking into scoped stylesheets, and I'm not sure that the 
> > > way the spec currently places them in the CSS cascade makes sense.  
> > > If the intent is for them to be used for styling a particular 
> > > subtree, it seems like they should probably come later than global 
> > > document sheets in the cascade; otherwise you can end up with global 
> > > sheets accidentally overriding scoped styles, which makes it 
> > > difficult to really use scoped styles effectively.
> > 
> > I'm happy to change the scoping to work with new cascade levels, but 
> > it's hard to spec that cleanly without supporting infrastructure on 
> > the CSS side, so I'd rather only do that if the relevant CSS specs can 
> > first be changed to support the concept of multiple nested cascade 
> > levels.
> 
> I think we're a little low on editing capacity for that, unless someone 
> competent steps up here. However, if you want to edit CSS3 Cascade, I'm 
> willing to clean up the draft and sync it to CSS2.1 for you. (I'll need 
> a WG resolution to drop the old alternate-style stuff that's in there, 
> and Håkon's ok to reorganize his draft, but that's probably easier to 
> get than convincing you to edit. :)
> 
> (I can help with process stuff. I'm good at that. But I don't have the 
> bandwidth to actually work on another module.)

I'd rather offload the rest of the scoped stylesheet logic rather than 
take on more work. I'm at capacity (arguably over capacity) already.

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