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Re: [css-pseudo] feedback re "highlight styling" issues 2 and 3

From: Brad Czerniak <ao5357@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:55:35 -0400
Message-ID: <CAHrg5tEC6aC_zdvhtkpGJZvYvEXgiGafPCLpaqRWFP7x8VRwGg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cameron Lakenen <lakenen@box.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Re: Issue 3:

It occurred to me that text-transform would be a great property to include
in the "3.2. Styling Highlights" list.

Specifically, for a particular use case (though there are undoubtedly
others); A heading/title has text-tranform: uppercase; by default. When a
user selects the text for copy/paste, it gets copied in upper case. Having
the option to set text-transform: none; on ::selection would be a win.

On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 3:17 AM, Cameron Lakenen <lakenen@box.com> wrote:

> See: http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-pseudo-4/#highlight-styling
>
> *ISSUE 2 <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-pseudo/#issue-43364a12> says "Active
> vs. inactive selections are often styled differently. Currently no way to
> distinguish."*
>
> Has anyone considered writing some language for ::selection being used in
> conjunction with :window-inactive? I actually couldn't find a
> reference/spec for the window-inactive pseudo-class anywhere, though....
> Here's a bit of info I found:
> http://css-tricks.com/window-inactive-styling/
>
>
> *ISSUE 3 <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-pseudo/#issue-7be57116> says "Are
> there any other properties that should be included here?"*
>
> I have a use case that would be made much simpler if I can change the font
> of a ::selection pseudo-element. I don't clearly understand the reasoning
> for severely limiting which properties can be used to style highlights. Is
> there any documentation on this? Is there any reason not to include other
> properties, such as font-family, font-size... etc? The only thing I can
> think of is swapping the font or changing the size might be confusing to
> the user doing a selection. However, that should be left to the app
> developer to decide, in my opinion.
>
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