Re: [CSS2.1] Parsing Selectors with Brackets

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * fantasai wrote:
>> While reviewing Gabriele Romanato's tests, I realized that we don't
>> seem to specify matching brackets etc. when parsing selectors.
> This problem statement is too brief for me to follow you. Could you
> elaborate? I note that the core grammar is quite clear that you can
> not use { or } at all in selectors and (), [] only properly nested.
> How is your problem different from e.g. using ";" or "<!--" "in a
> selector"? There are many things about parsing style sheets and the
> components of them left undefined, why would we need to address the
> issue you are raising in CSS 2.1?

The core grammar says what's correct. It doesn't say how to do error
recovery. The question is, how is this parsed:

  p { color: orange; }
  p ( { color: red; } p { background: blue; } )

Is the paragraph orange or blue?


Received on Wednesday, 26 December 2007 05:38:51 UTC