On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Brian Kardell <bkard...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Controlling it through CSS definitely seems to be very high-level.  To me at
> least it feels like it requires a lot more answering of "how" since it deals
> with identifying elements by way of rules/selection in order to
> differentially identify other elements by way of rules/selection.  At the
> end of the day you have to identify particular elements as different somehow
> and explain how that would work.  It seems better to start there at a
> reasonably low level and just keep in mind that it might be a future aim to
> move control of this sort of thing fully to CSS.

I'm not sure I agree. Unless you make all of CSS imperative it seems
really hard to judge what belongs where.

> Since CSS matching kind of
> conceptually happens on 'not exactly the DOM tree' (pseudo elements, for
> example) it seems kind of similar to me and it might be worth figuring that
> out before attempting another high-level feature which could make answering
> 'what's the path up' all that much harder.

This is false. Selector matching happens against the DOM tree.


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