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Re: [selectors-4] :blank pseudo-class

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:34:19 -0700
Message-ID: <55D60F9B.9090007@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 08/20/2015 09:34 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:
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>> On Aug 19, 2015, at 3:17 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
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>> http://www.useragentman.com/blog/2012/11/05/css3-pseudo-classes-and-html5-forms-their-limitations-and-a-possible-solution/
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>> The current :blank pseudo-class should probably be renamed
>> and :blank used to indicate blank (omitted) form fields.
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> ':white-space' seems like an obvious choice, and easy to remember. Would it be confusing because it is also a property name?
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> ':space' maybe? Not space characters only, but (white) space in the markup.

Well, but it matches even when there is no white space. :)

> Or we can try for something that looks similar to ':empty'. Maybe ':empty-ish'? Too tongue-in-cheek? ':mostly-empty' (like "mostly dead" in "The Princess Bride")?

:empty-ish works for me, lacking a better proposal. ._.;;

But it's clearly silly. :)

~fantasai
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