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Re: [css3-values] The types "id" and "idref" for attr()

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 17:23:22 +0200
To: Werner Donné <werner.donne@pincette.biz>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <qvmkr79ju2nkv0lf6k7iekpu3284gelddg@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Werner Donné wrote:
>Section 8.3 defines the attr() function, where the name of the attribute
>can be followed by a type. Since CSS can also be applied to XML in
>general, the types "id" and "idref" would be natural additions to the
>list of type keywords.

The purpose of the type parameter is to turn the string value of an
attribute into a value in the CSS type system, so example='7' with
a style sheet like

  example { example: attr(example ...) }

might be interpreted as any of the following

  example { example: 7      }
  example { example: \37    }
  example { example: "7"    }
  example { example: 7em    }
  example { example: url(7) }

CSS currently does not have special syntax to signify an "id" or an
"idref", so it would not be meaningful to have a string value inter-
preted that way.
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