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Re: [css3-ui] bringing back 'user-select' (issue 50)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:50:31 -0800
Message-ID: <5480F347.9060301@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
On 11/26/2014 10:30 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>>
>> Finally, are we sure this is really a good idea?
>
> Yes, it's a useful property.  "none" is great for doing manual
> drag-and-drop or the like.  "all" is useful for implementing "atomic"
> elements that should only be selected whole.

These are useful things, sure, but doesn't this belong in the content layer?
It's not about style. It is, afaict, another one of those content-layer things
that someone made into a CSS property for the convenience of using CSS selectors.

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 4 December 2014 23:51:07 UTC

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