[whatwg] definition of :link and :visited should allow flexibility
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 2 17:52:10 PDT 2010
On Fri, 30 Apr 2010, L. David Baron wrote:
> # All a elements that have an href attribute, all area elements
> # that have an href attribute, and all link elements that have an
> # href attribute, must match one of :link and :visited.
> A number of user agents have recently implemented changes to
> handling of :link and :visited that can't be described strictly in
> terms of an element matching a selector. These are described in
> more detail in http://dbaron.org/mozilla/visited-privacy .
> css3-selectors has an exception that allows this:
> # UAs may therefore treat all links as unvisited links, or
> # implement other measures to preserve the user's privacy while
> # rendering visited and unvisited links differently.
> HTML5 should have a similar exception that allows user agents to be more
> flexible than requiring that all of the elements listed match exactly
> one of :link and :visited.
I've added a paragraph saying that another spec might introduce additional
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