[whatwg] [wf2] :read-write pseudoclass description issue

Matthew Raymond mattraymond at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 27 19:30:25 PDT 2007

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Quoting Rikkert Koppes <rikkert at finalist.com>:
>>     [...] A
>>     disabled control can still match this pseudo-class; the states are
>>     orthogonal.
>> I believe the term "orthogonal" is incorrect here.
> :read-write is orthogonal to :disabled. That's correct.

   Ideally, this would be correct. Unfortunately, CSS3-UI defines
:read-write in terms of user-alterability. Thus, while a control is
disabled, it is unalterable, making :read-write and :disabled mutually

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