Contradiction in the CSS 2.1 WD?

Could someone explain if this is a contradiction in the WD.  Or am I just
misunderstanding it somehow?

In 6.4.1 Cascading order
the WD says:

3.  Sort by specificity of selector: more specific selectors will override
more general ones. Pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes are counted as normal
elements and classes, respectively.

And then in 6.4.3 Calculating a selector's specificity
(, the
WD says:

a.. ignore pseudo-elements.

Which is it?  Ignore them or count them?


Scott Montgomery

Received on Tuesday, 27 August 2002 02:11:01 UTC