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Re: [selectors] Anonymous Attribute Selector

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:37:55 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDwCDYbO8ys5cy=YWNUWxkY3zvZT7H3HnZM3GVH3o0v3Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Christoph Päper
<christoph.paeper@crissov.de> wrote:
> I thought about this and apparently what I really need – and Selectors doesn’t do – is a generic syntax description language to map from marked up text (not XML or HTML) to the DOM.

That might be true, and it's definitely not relevant to Selectors.

> SGML could probably do such a thing for most languages, e.g. <http://www.xml.com/2004/03/03/examples/wiki.sgm> for a random wiki markup language. Other languages like XSD, DSD, Schematron and Relax NG are tailored and limited to XML, as far as I know.
> Every text editor with syntax highlighting needs a language like that if it doesn’t hard-code regular expressions. The difference may be that there’s a closed set of styleable, semantic elements that matches are mapped to.

Most text editors just use regexps, but there might be some that fit your needs.

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