[whatwg] comment on editors and :read-write

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Mon Aug 1 04:31:03 PDT 2005

Danial Glazman asked me to e-mail this to the list:

<glazou>   beaufour: I suppose all elements in a document edited by the
           editor become :read-write?
<beaufour> glazou: well, that's my best guess too... but I do not have
           a clue about how the editor works...
<glazou>   I think it should probably _not_ apply
<glazou>   because otherwise editing could become hell
<glazou>   imagine *:read-write { border: red dotted 1px }
<glazou>   that should not apply in the editor
<glazou>   see my point?

This should probably go to www-style eventually as well.

IMHO it makes some sense. Especially when :read-write etc. come in wide use. In
an editor you want to edit what you see and what will be the end result, if you
add :read-write you are thinking about the end result, not editing environment.

See also: <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=302188#c17>

Kind regards,


Anne van Kesteren

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