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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:30:20 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCNnVKzWqEntAYsoDTtrPuV3EcJvWYb69BkiEXxZacYdA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:51 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> 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.

Done.

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

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