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Re: [selectors5] Proposal for a pseudo combinator

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 10:56:09 +0200
Message-ID: <709834502D6A4136A28AC48ACF7B7B5E@FREMYD2>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
> From: Tab Atkins Jr.
> The only reason current pseudo-element syntax isn't horrible is
> because of the syntax restrictions we have that prevent you from doing
> anything interesting.

I agree. The current pseudo-element syntax isn't intuitive at all and only 
work in real life because of the limitations we're enforcing (no conditions 
on the pseudo-element, only one pseudo-element, ...). When we'll extend the 
scope of pseudo-elements, it'll be way better to use a true combinator to 
distinct them from pseudo-classes and allow insignificant formatting spaces 
between them.

BTW, distinguishing "a::before:hover" vs "a:hover::before" is particulary 
tricky while "a :: before:hover" is clearly distinct from "a:hover :: 
Received on Friday, 6 April 2012 08:56:33 UTC

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