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Re: [css3-selectors][css3-ui] Status of the ::selection pseudo-element

From: Daniel Tan/BoltClock <lists@NOVALISTIC.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:17:16 +0800
Message-ID: <4F1DB23C.3050200@NOVALISTIC.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 1/12/2012 7:03 AM, L. David Baron wrote:
> I think one of the reasons was also that the exact behavior was
> never really defined, and it wasn't clear what it should be.  In
> particular, the open questions I had are described in
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Oct/0268.html .

Thanks. It does turn out to be more complicated than on the surface.

Appendix C of the latest revision of CSS3 UI, which was published last 
week, reads, "The ::selection pseudo-element has been dropped since it 
was dropped from Selectors after testing found interoperability problems 
and further details to explore/define."

So I guess this means it's back to the drawing board, right? If so, do 
you guys plan to revisit and redefine it, and hopefully bring it back in 
a future module (CSS4 UI)?

I'm also curious then if Gecko will continue to use ::-moz-selection 
with the vendor extension, since ::selection is no longer part of the spec.

Daniel Tan/BoltClock
NOVALISTIC • Stellar Software Development & Design
Received on Monday, 23 January 2012 19:18:07 UTC

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