Bug 16859 - Reconsider using @rule for region styling
Summary: Reconsider using @rule for region styling
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: CSS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Regions (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alan Stearns
QA Contact: public-css-bugzilla
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Reported: 2012-04-25 20:51 UTC by Alan Stearns
Modified: 2013-05-14 00:38 UTC (History)
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Description Alan Stearns 2012-04-25 20:51:22 UTC
On the telecon of 2012/04/25 Bert Bos argued against using an @rule for region styling. He proposed a combination of pseudo-elements and the new hierarchies specification instead. I'll add a link to the minutes once they are posted.
Comment 1 Alan Stearns 2012-04-25 20:59:29 UTC
The current state of the specification on region styling is a result of discussion on www-style here: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Mar/0490.html
Comment 2 Alan Stearns 2012-09-27 22:43:52 UTC
The telcon minutes are here: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Apr/0757.html

Since then, we have considered relaxing the rules on what can follow a pseudos in a selector. If those rules change then there may be a way to use pseudos for region styling that is preferable to the @rules.
Comment 3 Alan Stearns 2013-05-14 00:38:55 UTC
Reconsidered, and changed to a pseudo-element:

https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/csswg/rev/bb9a5f9af54d