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Re: [selectors4] Open issues

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:17:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
cc: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1304192317420.18848@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Apr 2013, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> >
> > That's even more lax than HASH.  I would normally think it appropriate 
> > for CSS to defer to HTML5 on this sort of thing (and I do think the 
> > principle of least surprise says that whatever can go in id="...", CSS 
> > should be able to match it with #...; and I'm always in favor of 
> > getting rid of quirks, ceteris paribus) but there's no way we can be 
> > *that* lax.  Maybe both specs need to change here.
> 
> Right, it's looser, but I don't think we want to special-case it 
> sufficiently that we go past the confines of the hash token.  I'm 
> satisfied with using escapes at that point.

The intent on the HTML side was to rely on CSS escaping, FWIW.

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