Re: [selectors-api] QSA and findAll definitions

On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 6:18 PM, Boris Zbarsky <> wrote:
> On 6/9/13 7:35 PM, Timmy Willison wrote:
>> I was a little confused. I realized something I already knew in that
>> elem.querySelector[All] does limit the matched set to the descendants of
>> element
> Right. But find() does not, for what it's worth, depending on the exact
> selector used.  It can return sublings of the context object, for example,
> as far as I can tell.  Hence the wording difference.

Specifically, "el.find('+ div');" will work, and find the sibling
<div> to the context element.  "el.querySelector(':scope + div');"
will *not* work, because the results are first filtered to be only
descendants of the context element.

The wording is slightly confusing now, but in Selectors 4 terminology,
selectors in find() are *relative*, but not *scoped*.  Selectors in
qSA() are scope-filtered.  (They may also be relative - it's been a
while since I read the spec, so I don't remember.)


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