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Re: Proposal for changes to manage Shadow DOM content distribution

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:40:37 -0700
Cc: Daniel Freedman <dfreedm@google.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>, Jan Miksovsky <jan@component.kitchen>
Message-id: <0AD28FD7-9921-4439-826F-8441D6F8D133@apple.com>
To: Justin Fagnani <justinfagnani@google.com>

> On Apr 21, 2015, at 10:23 PM, Justin Fagnani <justinfagnani@google.com> wrote:
> I do want the ability to redirect distributed nodes into a holes in the base template, so that part is welcome to me. However, my first reaction to the slot idea is that forcing users to add the content-slot attribute on children significantly impairs the DOM API surface area of custom elements.
> For the single-level distribution case, how is this different from <content select="[content-slot=name]"> except that content select can distribute based on features of the children that might already exist, like tag names or an attribute?

At the conceptual level, they're equivalent.  However, we didn't find the extra flexibility of using CSS selectors compelling as we mentioned in our proposal [1].

[1] See points 3 and 4 in https://github.com/w3c/webcomponents/wiki/Proposal-for-changes-to-manage-Shadow-DOM-content-distribution#some-issues-with-the-current-shadow-dom-spec

- R. Niwa
Received on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 05:41:06 UTC

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