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

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:05:38 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
CC: David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD9AE5AE.2D05%galineau@adobe.com>


On 4/22/13 9:22 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com> wrote:
>> How about :blank
>
>That's what we're currently using in the spec.
>
>On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 6:32 AM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
>> In Gecko we call this :-moz-only-whitespace.  So I'd offer
>> :only-whitespace as another suggestion.
>
>Clear, but a bit long.  That doesn't kill it, but makes it less
>attractive.

The much higher clarity of the name offsets the length cost, imo. Short and
obscure/ambiguous is no win.

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