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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-nesting] Make @nest default to descendant when no & is present (#5738)

From: Oriol Brufau via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:05:44 +0000
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> nobody gets confused

Well, I have seen CSS newbies confused because `<div><p><span>` was affected by `div span` styles, turns out they thought it meant `div > span`. I suspect this may be happening in a non-negligible amount of cases, it's just that using the descendant combinator instead of the child one is usually harmless, so it goes unnoticed. I think that making the descendant combinator be a space (and thus the default one) was a mistake, and your proposal could produce similar confusions. I don't like having default combinators, since different people can have different intuitions about what the default should be. But well, maybe I should accept that it's a lost battle, your proposal is at least consistent with the current behavior.

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