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Re: [css3-selectors] :parent selector

From: J. King <jking@dark-phantasy.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 01:14:40 +0000
To: "Mihai Sucan" <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tgetqrspplbshj@briann.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com>

On Sun, 24 Sep 2006 15:22:10 -0400, Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>  

> Is such a big document heavily styled? Most likely not.

I'm no CSS implementor, but as far as I know how much author styling is  
applied to a document is mostly irrelevant.  As was mentioned earlier by  
someone else, selector matching is actually done by seeing which selectors  
match a given element rather than which elements match a selector.   
Furthermore as I recall from reading various mailing lists, CSS  
implementations apply a value for each known property to each element as  
they go, regardless of whether the property is set to a particular value  
in an author stylesheet; that's why there are initial values listed in the  
property definitions.  Figuring out whether a rule in an author stylesheet  
is specific enough to be the used value is, I would imagine, probably  
computationally trivial compared to actually applying all the relevant  
innate styling of HTML elements.

J. King
Received on Monday, 25 September 2006 16:51:17 UTC

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