Re: [css3-selectors] ::selection

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 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 }
>   <p>FOO<span>BAR</span>BAZ</p>
> 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.

Right, and that behaviours is intentional. If you want better,
just write

   p::selection, p *::selection { background: lime };


Received on Monday, 26 November 2007 20:09:08 UTC