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Days 7~8 : Reading CSS Selectors
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Reading CSS Selectors

Original post by tae: Reading CSS Selectors

Days 7~8 : Reading CSS Selectors

I already know almost CSS selector yet, but I decide to read again, and remind it. I like CSS selectors, especially pseudo-elements & pseudo-classes those enable isolated struction between styling and mark up. I love it. there's no need to make useless div intented to only style thanks for those.

What I newly learned after reading spec

  • Attribute selectors

    • [att|=val] Represents an element with the att attribute whose value is a white space-separated list of wrds, one of which is exactly 'val'
  • compare pseudo-elements with pseudo-classes

    • Pseudo-elemnts create abstractions about the document tree beyond those specified by the document language. CSS pseudo-element allow style some parts that document language doesn't offer to access. (e.g. :first letter, :first line, :before , :after)
    • Pseudo-classes classify elements on chracteristics other than their name, attributes or content.
    • Neither pseudo-element s nor pseudo-classes appear in the document source or document tree.
  • Pseudo-classes

    • UA are not required to reflow a currently displayed document due to pseudo-class transitions. It means UA may ignore the style rule when dynamic pseudo classes cause change position and canvas reflow.
    • a:hover must be placed after a:link and a:visited rules.
    • The language pseudo-class : :lang(ko)
  • Pseudo-elements

    • UA rewrite HTML paragraph due to pseudo-element, by including the fictional tag sequence.

    • :first-line pseudo-lement can only be attached to a "block container element",

    • while :first-line pseudo-element start tag is inserted right after the start tag of the block element, the :first-letter pseudo-element tags abut the content.( After the rule p:before {content:'note'}, the selector p:first-letter matches the 'n' of note.

    • The :before and :after pseudo-elements can be used to inset generated content before or after an element's content

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