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Re: A *:body pseudo class

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:18:27 +0100
To: Matthew Robb <matthewwrobb@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20140131081827899118.7762c9ff@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Matthew Robb, Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:21:13 -0800:
> Why not do something like this as a pseudo-element that works like ::before
> and ::after but more like ::wrap ?
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> 
>> Leif Halvard Silli, Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:35:32 +0100:
>>> Given that it ought to be a universal pattern that body text follows
>>> *after* headings, I am hereby proposing a *:body pseudo class.
>> 
>> Or, to shed some bike on the issue: *:body-text, so as to avoid linking
>> it to the body element.

Hi Matthew. May be a pseudo-element, and not a pseudo-class, is what is 
needed. However, I actually think *not*. 

I think psudo-*class* is what we should have. Because, a pseudo element 
is placed at the start or at the end of an element. But I propose 
something that encapsulate the entire "body text". Thus, a selector to 
match content that is *already there*. And not a selector to *add* any 
new content.

Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Friday, 31 January 2014 07:18:56 UTC

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