Re: [csswg-drafts] [selectors-4] Rename :nth-column to :nth-col

The Working Group just discussed `[selectors-4] Rename :nth-column to :nth-col`, and agreed to the following resolutions:

* `RESOLVED: rename :nth-column to :nth-col`

<details><summary>The full IRC log of that discussion</summary>
&lt;dael> Topic: [selectors-4] Rename :nth-column to :nth-col<br>
&lt;dael> github:<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: Reasoning is we have often discussed adding a pseudo element to select the columns and that would be ::column. If we do that we have the column psueco class and ::column psuedo element that have nothing to do with each other.<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: WE don't normally abbriviate, but HTML uses col already so maybe we can break the conflict.<br>
&lt;dael> florian: This is impl nowhere?<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: As far as I'm aware it's not impl.<br>
&lt;dael> dbaron: My worry is that it makes it sound like has something to do with nth col element rather then the nth column. THose aren't nec. the same.<br>
&lt;dael> dbaron: Tables have col elements with weird spanning mech.<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: Yeah. Col is also used in html syntax in other places like scope=col. Col element is relatively obscure. I think it's fairly well understood that col is a column not a column element.<br>
&lt;dael> dbaron: I'd slightly prefer :nth-column but I won't hold up.<br>
&lt;dbaron> s/:nth-column/:nth-table-column/<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: There are potentially other syntatix contrainsts, like there's a data grid. This can also be applied to non-html lang as well.<br>
&lt;fantasai> s/nth-column/nth-table-column/ iirc<br>
&lt;dael> Rossen_: nth-col will only match table columns? Or grid as wel?<br>
&lt;fantasai> s/constrainsts/constructs/<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: It doesn't have anything to do with styling. Just markup, so it has nothing to do with grid. You might have a grid element in your markup and if the borwser decided to support your mark up it would work, but you'd have to have built in understanding of the markup language.<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: These are based on the underlying data structure.<br>
&lt;dael> Rossen_: Okay.<br>
&lt;dael> Rossen_: That's good.<br>
&lt;dael> Rossen_: So, I heard slight preference for table col and table column. dbaron is :nth-col somehting you can live with?<br>
&lt;dael> dbaron: Yeha.<br>
&lt;dael> Rossen_: Obj?<br>
&lt;florian> go for it<br>
&lt;dael> RESOLVED: rename :nth-column to :nth-col<br>

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