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Re: Text selector [was Re: breaking overflow]

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:39:57 -0800
Cc: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <72B8714C-DA83-4893-AC0C-71343B1ED5CD@gmail.com>
To: James Hopkins <james@idreamincode.co.uk>

On Jan 4, 2010, at 10:28 AM, James Hopkins wrote:

> To clarify, you're suggesting that ::text("foobar") would match the string "foo bar"?

Are you saying that "foo bar" would not normally be a single text node, but rather two adjacent text nodes?

>> I still don't support
>> matching across element boundaries, as it will work in a non-intuitive
>> manner.  For example, the following code:
>> <p>foo <i>bar</i> baz</p>
>> p::text("foo b") { display: block; }
>> Would result in the following display:
>> foo
>> b
>> ar baz
> The pseudo element would be restricted to applying a limited range of properties, similar to ::first-line or ::first-letter.

I think the need to have a full range of properties is much, much greater than the need to select across element boundaries. 

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