[whatwg] Selectors within <style scoped>

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Thu Jun 16 15:19:53 PDT 2011

On 2011-06-16 19:40, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> I was convinced that @scoped worked exactly like this until this
> thread.  Apparently my previous reading of the spec was insufficiently
> deep to spot the scoping/filtering difference.
> FWIW, I also think that querySelector got this wrong.  It should have
> scoped by default, and then possibly also offered an option to filter
> based on an element.

I analysed this issue in depth when I wrote Selectors API, and even 
revisited it when I tried to introduce the queryScopedSelector methods. 
  But it doesn't work without altering the syntax of selectors, like 
JQuery does, such as allowing selectors to begin with combinators and 
creates other unintended side affects.  I don't have time to write up a 
full explanation now, but most of the rationale is somewhere in the 
public-webapps archives.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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