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

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:08:08 +0100
Message-ID: <530F70F8.5020908@kosek.cz>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On 27.2.2014 17:53, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> 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
> namespaces.
> 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".

But as there is already inconsistency between type selectors ("E"
selects E elements in any namespace) and attribute selectors ("[A]"
matches elements that have A attribute in no namespace) I don't think
that special treatment of "*" as wildcard in ::attr(*) will do any harm.
After all this behaviour can be brought back to attribute selectors --
"[*]" will match element that has at least one attribute.


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