Re: [selectors4] Editorial: emphasize that specificity is not intrinsic anymore

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:51 AM, Simon Sapin <> wrote:
> Hi,
> The current draft contains:
>> The specificity of a :matches() pseudo-class is the specificity of
>> the most specific complex selector that matched.
> For a :matches() pseudo-class with multiple complex selector arguments,
> different elements can match a different subsets of these complex selectors,
> resulting in a different specificity.
> This means that the specificity of a selector depends on the element being
> matched, and is not a property of only that selector.
> I’d like this to be more obvious in the spec. Maybe start the section with
> "A selector's specificity is calculated for a given element as follows"
> instead of "A selector's specificity is calculated as follows", or add a
> note.



Received on Thursday, 16 January 2014 23:31:07 UTC