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Re: Enhancing grouping of selectors

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:03:02 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinHk=SjWqCr+idRS01F66PGBi=_hz_qbysTb-cY@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matthew Millar <mattmill30@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 4:19 AM, Matthew Millar <mattmill30@hotmail.com> wrote:
> One thought i had was it'd be easier to treat it as an array, because then
> its more inline with other languages [element1, element2, element3].
> Although obviously this is already used for attributes, so thats out of the
> question.
> For ease, maybe an alternative to () to consider is &. I think its easier to
> read.
> element1 & element2 > subelement1 > subsubelement1 & subsubelement2

This runs into issues with scoping.  From what it looks like, your &
combinator only lets you group together selectors that form a single
element (that is, no element of the group can have any other
combinators).  :any() lets you group arbitrary selectors together.

> Considering internationalisation, is () more common than & on keyboards?

CSS already uses () in several places, so this wouldn't introduce any
further problems.

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