Re: [Selectors] Clarify when universal selector may be omitted

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> [dropping the mailing list this doesn't belong on; I have no idea why 
> you chose to ignore the explicit reply-to header on my mail]
> On 9/29/09 8:06 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>> Which means that while you can omit the whole thing, you can't just
>>> omit the '*' and include the namespace component, Webkit's behavior to
>>> the contrary notwithstanding.
>> What seems strictly necessary is to better the CSS 3 Selectors text
>> which, by quoting CSS21, is focusing on the "*" character:
>> "If the universal selector is not the only component of a sequence of
>> simple selectors, the * may be omitted."
> Ah, yes.  That should say "the universal selector may be omitted", 
> presumably, though then it should also say something about how the 
> universal selector needs to be in the default namespace for that to 
> work.  I agree that sentence is just wrong.

I've updated the spec to clarify this:

Please let me know if this addresses your comments.


Received on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 02:21:05 UTC