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Re: [selectors] Why is :matches() restricting pseudo-elements?

From: Benjamin Poulain <bpoulain@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:15:47 -0700
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <F5601416-F122-4CEE-847C-F6E2BBB3D830@apple.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
On Aug 28, 2014, at 3:11 PM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
> On 28/08/14 22:41, Benjamin Poulain wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> The definition of :matches() has the following restriction:
>> "Pseudo-elements cannot be represented by the matches-any
>> pseudo-class; they are not valid within :matches().”.
>> 
>> Can someone shed some light this restriction?
>> 
>> Greping through some CSS, it seems quite common to have
>> “something::after, something::before”, which could be written as
>> "something:matches(::after, ::before)”. This seems like a useful
>> capability.
> 
> I suppose we could lift that restriction when :matches() itself is at the end of the top-level selector.
> 
> What we want to restrict is things like :matches(::after) > div

That would be great. :)

Benjamin
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2014 22:17:20 UTC

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