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Re: [selectors-nonelement] ::attr(*|localname), ::attr(ns|*), and ::attr(*)

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:33:05 +0000
Message-ID: <53036F21.6030000@exyr.org>
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On 18/02/2014 13:30, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> I have updated definition:
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/selectors-nonelement/#attribute-node-selector
> I still use <qualified-name> term which is defined in the CSSNAMESPACES,
> mainly because there is not better anchor in the referenced spec. Please
> let me know whether you think it is clear enough now.

Looks good.

>> In http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Feb/0546.html,
>> Jirka Kosek said:
>>> You can select all attributes by ::attr(*)
>> According to the current ED you can not. `*` matches none of <qname>,
>> <wqname>, or "CSS qualified name".
>> If the intent is to allow this, selectors-nonelement needs additional
>> spec text, similar to how type selectors and universal selectors are
>> defined separately.
>> Also, it’s not clear that ::attr(*) selects all attributes rather than
>> just attributes that are in no namespace.
> I added it into grammar and added one paragraph description.
>> So the "default" behavior of ::attr(foo) and ::attr(*), with the prefix
>> omitted, is to select attributes in no namespace.
> ::attr(*) selects all attributes with or without namespace.

But ::attr(href) still only matches attributes without a namespace, and 
::attr(xlink|*) is not allowed. Is that intended?

Simon Sapin
Received on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:33:31 UTC

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