Re: Shadow DOM: Hat and Cat -- if that's your real name.

On Feb 3, 2014, at 12:40 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <> wrote:
>> However, I would like to do this expeditiously (days, not weeks), so that
>> Blink is able to ship with the new names.
> To make this statement a little clearer:
> Chrome *will* be shipping Shadow DOM publicly (in conjunction with
> Moz) in the *very near* future.  Whatever API gets shipped will be
> frozen almost immediately.  If you want to suggest name changes, as we
> brainstormed a bit at the f2f, do so RIGHT NOW or forever hold your
> peace.

From the minutes <>:

ShadowDOM: Shadow-Piercing Selectors

 Discussed Google proposal for one-shadow-level and all-shadow-level
 combinators. Proposed syntax was ^ and ^^; WG prefers using pseudo-
 elements (e.g. ::shadow and ::darkside, or fill in your fav name here)
   - more mnemonic
   - reflects the fact that we're crossing a tree boundary
   - allows us to use parallel syntax for region- and page-based styling,
     which is structurally the same problem
   - avoids the need for :top -- can just use child combinator as needed

So it sounds like the working group is not happy with the cat and hat selectors as-is.


Received on Monday, 3 February 2014 23:33:31 UTC