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Re: Supporting Scoped Selectors in Selectors API 2

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:24:48 +0200
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u00kjmxg64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:50:35 +0200, fantasai  
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> Or, you could not allow any shortcuts here and require :reference (or
> :scope, as Tab recommends, and I second) to be inserted explicitly in
> such cases. I would imagine they're less common than the descendant case.

I agree with this. Adding magic to the Selectors grammar is bad and makes  
things more complicated than needed.

I'm also not convinced this "problem" needs a special solution. If  
JavaScript libraries want to continue to support their own magic syntax  
they can add a very simple pre-processing step themselves. No need to  
complicate everything because of that.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 10:25:38 UTC

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