[whatwg] [WF2] Readonly and default pseudoclass matching

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 28 17:58:53 PDT 2005

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Well, properties sheets in Windows have that kind of UI, for instance. But
> > even if that was not the case, what is the use case for _not_ doing this? 
> The use case is being able to style things based on whether the user can 
> edit them, no matter what the reason is for the user to not edit them.  
> Right now, for that use case you'd have to have to have 
> "selector:disabled, selector:read-only", which is rather 
> counter-intuitive.

Sure, just like styling every link requires "selector:link, 
selector:visited". But that is better than preventing the alternative, in 
my opinion.

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