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[css3-selectors] ::selection

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:05:31 +0100
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t2eu7hh664w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

The Selectors Level 3 specification should probably go into more detail on  
how boxes for ::selection are to be generated so that it's clear how it  
interacts with other styles, etc. That would also help if someone decides  
to support background-image for ::selection.

WebKit and Gecko support it in such a way that it doesn't affect the  
selection color of child elements. So if you have:

   p::selection { background:lime }


and someone selects "FOOBARBAZ" "BAR" will have the default selection  
color. I don't really care about how this is going to be done, but I'd  
like it to be defined.

(It would probably be good if someone tackled ::first-letter and  
::first-line too which have similar issues.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 26 November 2007 18:05:20 UTC

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