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Re: A Call for ::nth-everything

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:42:23 -0400
Message-ID: <4EB02F7F.9080707@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 11/1/11 1:24 PM, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> They're going to be more performant than cluttering the DOM with span
> nodes.

Chances are no.  They won't.  Browsers have lots of optimizations for 
elements already, and more importantly the ways in which elements can 
change styles is much more limited than the nth-* setup.  This makes 
dynamic changes to the DOM _much_ easier to handle when nth-* stuff is 
not involved.

> nth-letter is specified in the same manner as ecmascript substr.

That's a completely bogus definition once you're out of the BMP.

Can we please stop defining these some-western-language-only kind of things?

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