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Re: [css3] "Selectors that People Actually Use"

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:01:34 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae770802181201r210dc9c3mfe913afff18fc034@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Alan Gresley" <alan1@azzurum.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On 18/02/2008, Alan Gresley <alan1@azzurum.com> wrote:
> Not quite true. IE7 was the first browser to correctly handle all attribute selectors. Opera 9.5 is now the second. This does not say there are bugs, since I have found none with normal CSS. I have eight linked test cases beginning from here.
> All modern browsers support attribute selectors, most browser support negation and structural pseudo classes is very patchy.

On my sites (a tiny sample notwithstanding) MSIE 7 accounts
for roughly 33% of the traffic. MSIE 6 still accounts for 30 to 45%.
Maybe adoption rates for "modern" browsers at Western-language
sites are better, but I don't think as a general rule it is safe yet to
rely on all the selectors being handled correctly.


Yahoo and Gmail must die. Yes, I use them, but they still must die.
PS: Don't trust everything you read in Wikipedia. (Very Important)
Received on Monday, 18 February 2008 20:01:43 UTC

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