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Re: [webcomponents] How about let's go with slots?

From: Hayato Ito <hayato@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 03:54:29 +0000
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To: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
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I think the problem we have to solve is:

Problem: "Given that we have a list of nodes, what's the best way to select
nodes from the list? We can give any *hint* to the nodes beforehand if we

Is this a correct problem statement? I think we don't have to limit our
answers to this problem by the current select and the content-slot.
Any better ideas can be acceptable, I think.

The hint we can use is:

- tag name
- id attribute
- class attribute
- any other attributes. (Okay to have a dedicated attribute, such as
- The position of the node in the list
- Other status, such as ":focused" (in CSS's terminology)
- Anything else?

I think the current <content select>  has been there in the spec for a long
time. No one hasn't spent much time on thinking a replacement of it until
I hope that this discussion might be a good opportunity to get an agreement
between us.

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:23 PM Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>

> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 8:18 PM, Hayato Ito <hayato@chromium.org> wrote:
>> Thank you! I'm afraid that we don't have enough discussion about the pros
>> and cons between "select nodes using a selector" and "select nodes by a
>> fixed id using attribute".
> BTW, here's one bit of research I'd done:
> https://github.com/w3c/webcomponents/blob/gh-pages/proposals/Partial-Redistributions-Analysis.md
> :DG<
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