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Re: [selectors] what is the combinator '/' IDENT '/'

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 03:51:55 +0900
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To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Cc: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 21, 2014 9:35 AM, "Simon Sapin" <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
>> On 21/05/2014 14:10, Raffaello Giulietti wrote:
>>> in "http://dev.w3.org/csswg/selectors/#grammar", the production for
>>> combinator reads:
>>>
>>> combinator
>>>       /* combinators can be surrounded by whitespace */
>>>       : S+ | S* [ '>' | '+' | '~' | COLUMN | '/' IDENT '/' ] S*
>>>       ;
>>>
>>> Just wondering what the branch '/' IDENT '/' stands for. There seems to
>>> be no description for it.
>>
>>
>> It’s the reference combinator, which was deferred to Level 5. I just
>> removed the remaining grammar bit from the level 4 draft. Thanks!
>>
>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/selectors/deferred-for-level-5
>
> But also has been discussed as a generalized way to fit conceptual named
> combinators like it.

And in particular, is the /deep/ combinator.  Simon, mind reverting
your removal?

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 18:52:43 UTC

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