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Re: [whatwg] Styling form controls (Was: Re: Forms-related feedback)

From: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:01:22 -0000
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, "TJ VanToll" <tj.vantoll@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.w7nekkxdte2ec8@aimac.local>
On Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:12:50 -0000, TJ VanToll <tj.vantoll@gmail.com>  

> The datepicker also shows the problem that using pseudo-elements as  
> styling hooks presents. The calendars presented on mobile browsers and  
> desktop browsers are radically different. Even if you wanted to  
> standardize certain hooks, there is literally nothing in common across  
> the implementations.

Maybe instead of coming up with one set of pseudo-elements that's limited  
to the lowest common denominator we should have multiple completely  
different sets of pseudo-elements for each kind of interface?

input::calendar.month-view-grid ::first-week-row {...} // typical desktop  

input::calendar.spin-wheel ::month-spinner {...} // iOS style

(or any other syntax with cats/hats/dogs/pseudo-functions, as long as it  
groups pseudo-elements per kind of calendar UI)

This way developers assuming date pickers are grids with a month view  
could style specific pseudo-elements for this layout and mobile browsers  
could ignore these styles completely.

regards, Kornel
Received on Friday, 6 December 2013 02:01:59 UTC

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