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Re: [selectors-api] Summary of Feature Requests for v2

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:26:40 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0909231726h4357c6c6mc4517448cad0739c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, John Resig <jresig@mozilla.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@mozilla.com>
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:51 AM, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
> *Scoped Queries*
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5860
> This has been discussed extensively in the past.  Basically, the idea is
> that the selector would be evaluated in the scope of the element, in a way
> more compatible with how libraries like JQuery work.  This slightly
> different from the :scope pseudo-class proposal, see bug for details.

Note that what makes the ">strong, >em" selector (which apparently
some libraries support) hard to support spec-wise is that that is not
in fact valid CSS syntax. It's certainly possible to define behavior
for it, it's pretty clear to me how it's intended to work, but it
would mean specifying our own syntax.

However if supporting commaseparated queries is critical for libraries
then I see no other choise. We'll one way or another have to specify
our own syntax, though it can be heavily based on the productions in
the Selector spec.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:27:41 UTC

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