[Laszlo-dev] Fwd: specificity oddity
ben at laszlosystems.com
Wed Aug 16 15:08:58 EDT 2006
Adam confirms that I read the spec correctly; just we're sad about
what the W3C rules end up meaning.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Benjamin Shine <ben at laszlosystems.com>
> Date: August 15, 2006 5:56:27 PM PDT
> According to the CSS rules of specificity, a selector of
> #gJoeSr person
> has specificity = 0,1,1,0, and is more specific than a selector of
> which only has specificity 0,1,0,0.
> To get the desired results -- where the #gJFK rule wins -- I have
> to do this
> #gJoeSr #gJFK
> which has specificity 0,2,00.
> This troubles me. Intuitively I want #gJFK to be more specific than
> "any person who is a descendant of Joe Sr."
> Am I missing something here?
> person #gJFK
> will have the same specificity (0,1,1,0) as
> #gJoeSr person (0,1,1,0)
> so according to the rules in sec 6.4.1, the order in which they're
> declared would matter.
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