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Re: <style scoped> and the cascade

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:18:16 +0000 (UTC)
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
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On Wed, 7 Mar 2012, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> I've been looking into scoped stylesheets, and I'm not sure that the way 
> the spec currently places them in the CSS cascade makes sense.  If the 
> intent is for them to be used for styling a particular subtree, it seems 
> like they should probably come later than global document sheets in the 
> cascade; otherwise you can end up with global sheets accidentally 
> overriding scoped styles, which makes it difficult to really use scoped 
> styles effectively.

I'm happy to change the scoping to work with new cascade levels, but it's 
hard to spec that cleanly without supporting infrastructure on the CSS 
side, so I'd rather only do that if the relevant CSS specs can first be 
changed to support the concept of multiple nested cascade levels.

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