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Re: Selector Syntax Survey - subject indicator vs :has()

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:54:05 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCMazncAE_NRvnFhvji1YKkaPq3XOW6tiGXU70EdYq1Tg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
On Feb 12, 2014 6:14 AM, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>
> * Daniel Glazman wrote:
> >On 11/02/2014 21:52, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> >> I've just posted the selector syntax survey I was charged with at the
> >> last f2f:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x0eXPBj1GN8Zau-7k9J_JGhoM6uGEqlJBkBBDFswT2w/viewform
> >>
> >> This will help us decide whether to use the subject indicator or the
> >> :has() pseudoclass.  Please answer and share this poll!
> >
> >The poll was originally started with a choice between !foo > a and
> >a:has(> foo) and then you changed it to ^foo > a and tthe :has() thing.
> >Most people have voted and commented against ! but this is not relevant
> >any more to ^... I suggest you reset your form and ask people to do
> >the survey again.
>
> It seems premature to conduct a survey if the Working Group is so unsure
> what to ask. I also cannot usefully answer the current phrasing. Picking
> a character 'such as "^"' would be a bad idea if "Shadow DOM" features
> use it for other purposes, and if they don't, I would not want my answer
> to be misinterpreted as supporting "!" through the backdoor ("such as").

You are free to abstain from the poll if you don't feel that you can give
an accurate answer, or provide additional details in the "Comments" field.
Many people have done so, and it's very useful.

We've gotten a ton of responses to the poll, though, so if you choose not
to answer it we'll be okay.

~TJ
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