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Re: Proposal for changes to manage Shadow DOM content distribution

From: Justin Fagnani <justinfagnani@google.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:16:47 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEKsHmCw8D1Xv-gD2wShwMyehcizBmnzguVH89uk0OAOYfYMNA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Cc: Daniel Freedman <dfreedm@google.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, Jan Miksovsky <jan@component.kitchen>
On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com> wrote:

> > 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].

I personally would like to see more power, especially positional selectors.
Some components would be better off selecting their first child, rather
than requiring a class.

> [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

Point 4 is interesting, because unless I'm missing something (which could
be!) it's incorrect. You can create selectors with :not() that exclude the
content selectors that come after in document order. I would rewrite the
example as:

  <content select=".header"></content>
  <content select=":not(.footer)"></content>
  <content select=".footer"></content>


> - R. Niwa
Received on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:17:35 UTC

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