ISSUE-205: element(<identifier>) conflicts with tag name selector

element(<identifier>) conflicts with tag name selector

State:
RAISED
Product:
CSS4 Images
Raised by:
Elika Etemad
Opened on:
2011-12-13
Description:
The element() notation currently accepts element(#id) or element(id), where the first looks up as an ID selector and the second looks up in document.CSSElementMap. Using a bare <identifier> however conflicts with any potential expansion to full selector syntax in the future, as bare identifiers are interpreted as tag name selectors.

Potential solutions include
- treating CSSElementMap as creating an ID mapping, and handling it with #
- creating a pseudo-class that looks up in CSSElementMap
- using a different functional notation, e.g. element-map()
- other?
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  1. CSS-ISSUE-205: element(<identifier>) conflicts with tag name selector [CSS3 Image Values] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-12-13)

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