RE: Why no Parent Selector?

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999 14:27:48 -0600, David Wagner (
> crashed on attempt to send it.  In a nutshell, there seems to be nothing to 
> prevent using more than one :subject pseudo-class in a single selector.
> 	DIV.draft:subject INS:subject {}
> This can be useful and help with selector brevity; it's the same as the 
> following.
> 	DIV.draft:subject INS, DIV.draft INS {}
>  However, what happens when you use the following?
> 	DIV.big SPAN.big {font-size:200%;}
> Is the font-size of SPAN.big 200% or 400% of the parent of DIV.big?

It would be 200% (why anything else?), assuming no intermediate
elements had matching rules with the font-size property.  However, if
your proposal above were adopted, I would think the rule

DIV.big:subject SPAN.big:subject {font-size:200%;}

would make the font-size of a span with class="big" 400% the size of
the parent of the div with class="big" (assuming no intermediate
elements had matching font-size rules).  Was that what you were


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