Re: Proposal: Chained Classnames (was: Extension Mechanism for HTML)

On 5/15/07, Gervase Markham <> wrote:
> I believe IE 6 also has a bug with CSS selectors which use multiple
> class names as well. <sigh>

Indeed. I have located the IRC log which discusses IE6's behavior (in
short, Zeros (Elliot) says that

*] IE6 sees {} as .baz {}
*] So it'd work, sort of. It'd just have unexpected behavior if you
also had a .copyright elsewhere

Indeed, in practice, most authors would not need to style only the
semantic content (if they're already styling it anyway), they would
simply add a space + "html5" to their existing markup to indicate that
the content was semantic.


The proposal is updated to include this information and links on
background to alternatives, including role attribute, prefix
discussion, and so on by Rene Saaroo.

I will continue to update with new data as needed. Please remember
that I am not strongly advocating the need or cowpathness of this
feature, but offering more options towards solving the problem -- I
don't believe that prefixes or role= are slamdunk (clear) solutions
for reasons others have already stated.


Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2007 17:06:00 UTC