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Naming of selector that matches :empty or only-whitespace (was Re: [CSSWG] Minutes Telecon 2013-04-10)

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:32:58 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130422133258.GA6038@crum.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2013-04-10 18:19 -0700, fantasai wrote:
>   - RESOLVED: Define a new selector that matches element that is
>               either completely empty or contains only whitespace.
>               Note: Need naming suggestions.

>   fantasai: So what would we name it?
>   Bert: :blank?
>   fantasai: I thought we might use that for empty inputs...
>   <tantek> :space
>   <fantasai> tantek, it's potentially empty
>   <tantek> space is pretty empty ;)
>   <tantek> :visibly-empty
>   glazou: What about :almost-empty?
>   <plinss> :mostly-empty
>   <leif1> :insignificant
>   <Rossen> :just-about-empty
>   <TabAtkins> :this-element-intentionally-left-blank
>   * sgalineau approves of all these as aliases
>   <BradK> :good-as-empty
>   <tantek> :empty-or-space
>   <jdovey> :quiet
>   <Rossen> :boring
>   <tantek> :silent
>   <BradK> :white-space
>   szilles: :void
>   TabAtkins: Confusing because void refers to what :empty currently means.
> 
>   SimonSapin: Would this select elements with other empty children?
>   <SimonSapin> <div><div></div></div>
>   fantasai: No, only elements that contain nothing or insignificant whitespace.
>   glazou: We agree on the selector, but still need to come up with a good name.
> 
>   RESOLVED: Define a new selector that matches empty or only whitespace.

In Gecko we call this :-moz-only-whitespace.  So I'd offer
:only-whitespace as another suggestion.

-David

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