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

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:16 AM, Jirka Kosek <> wrote:
> On 26.2.2014 15:16, Simon Pieters wrote:
>> * Selecting all attributes is inconsistent with the universal selector
>> when a default namespace is declared.
> I repeat once again, that default namespace doesn't apply to attributes
> so I don't see here any inconsistency with universal selector which
> applies to elements. I would consider opposite behaviour as inconsistency.

Again, the inconsistency is internal.  "*", when used in type
selectors, is just a wildcard tagname.  It acts identically wrt
namespaces as a real tagname does.  "*", when used in ::attr(), should
work the same, and be identical to a real attribute name wrt

Your suggestion is that "*" act *differently* than a normal attribute
name, so that it assumes "all namespaces" while a normal attribute
names assumes "the null namespace".


Received on Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:54:39 UTC