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Re: [css-selectors] :focus and :checked

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:51:05 +0200
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "Brian Kardell" <bkardell@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.yn3ibfasidj3kv@simons-mbp>
On Tue, 02 Aug 2016 21:31:23 +0200, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>  

> People can do a lot with the 'checkbox hack' and I see designers all the
> time bend over backwards trying to manage this so that labels are in
> sibling relationships, but this is occasionally impractical or even
> impossible.  In other words, given
> <div>
>    <label for="x">Blah</label>
> </div>
> <input type="checkbox" id="x">
> You're screwed. Labels proxy their clicks to set focus on their input or
> check a checkbox or select a radio button, but there's no bi-directional
> relationship. I know that this has come up in the past, but in the past  
> it
> looks like there were mostly concerns about things like :hover[1] because
> of perf, or ideas that other things like subjects/reference combinators
> would solve the problem another way.  The latter doesn't seem like it is
> gonna happen soon and the former is only part of the problem - maybe the
> least useful one.
> :focus and :checked are certainly more 'rare' events and it feels like at
> least maybe those we could afford to support-bidirectionally.  If
> developers were able to style a label when the input were :checked or
> :focused that seems like it would be a small, but powerful win that would
> open lots of new possible doors.
> Can we do this?
> [1]
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2014Nov/0076.html

This appears to be the issue that is tracked in  

Greg also opened the issue in the csswg-drafts repo  

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 15:51:39 UTC

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