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[whatwg] Predefined classes are gone

From: Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 13:56:33 -0700
Message-ID: <84ce626f0705171356s228a02b3mdc7a975ae395b215@mail.gmail.com>
Hello Adrienne,

I'm not sure how good or bad IE is in general at this stuff.

But I know escaping the ":" works in IE (for CSS)... because I did it
before.  (Works in Firefox too of course.)


See ya

On 5/17/07, Adrienne Travis <altravis at eidolongroup.com> wrote:
>
> Charles,
>
> I went and looked, and per the spec you're right (any Unicode
> character, escaped, is valid) -- BUT, how do parsers/UAs treat them? I
> know IE has trouble with certain escaped characters, for instance. Not
> that i'm interested in coddling IE -- but it'd be good to make sure
> that more forward-thinking UAs aren't making the same mistake.
>
> Adrienne
>
>
>
> On 5/17/07, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello Adrienne,
> >
> > On 5/17/07, Adrienne Travis <altravis at eidolongroup.com> wrote:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >
> > >  But unfortunately, that
> > > totally breaks backwards-compatibility if not done very carefully. (If
> > > i declare class="dc:author" , i CAN'T address that in my stylesheet.
> >
> > I believe you can style the class name "dc:author" with CSS code like
> the
> > following...
> >
> > dc\:author {
> >     /* Your style here */
> > }
> >
> > (Note the backslash in there.)
> >
> > So, no need for doing stuff with dashes.
> >
> >
> > > If the namespacing was handled with dashes, like class="dc-author",
> > > that would work, though.)
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >
> > See ya
> >
> >
> > --
> >     Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
> >
> >      charles @ reptile.ca
> >     supercanadian @ gmail.com
> >
> >     developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
> >
> >
>



-- 
    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

    developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
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