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Re: [csswg-drafts] Ability to style <details>/<summary> to be open (e.g. for print styles)

From: J. S. Choi via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:37:37 +0000
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I had been planning to propose pseudo-elements for anonymous text boxes, first to the WICG then eventually here. For instance, anonymous block boxes would be generally useful in other cases as an analogue to [HTML’s paragraphs](//html.spec.whatwg.org/dev/dom.html#paragraph), e.g., anonymous-block “paragraphs” such as those in `<h1>Example of paragraphs</h1> This is the <em>first</em> paragraph in this example. <p>This is the second.</p> <ul> <li>Third.</li> <li> <p>Fourth.</p> <p>Fifth.</p> </li> </ul>`. Such pseudo-elements, however, might have broad ramifications for rendering performance, so I had planned on courting authors in the WICG before the CSSWG to bolster my case. This is the first mention of this idea I have yet seen elsewhere on the web, so it’s good to have another use case.

Having said all that, it is precisely the broadness in scope of such an anonymous-box selector that may make a `::details-content` pseudo-element more feasible in the short term. I still do plan to make a formal proposal for anonymous-box selectors in general, unless someone else beats me to it.

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