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Friday, January 22, 2010

W3C First Public Working Draft for Selectors API Level 2

Members of the W3C Web Applications Working Group have published a FirstPublic Working Draft for the specification "Selectors API Level 2."Selectors, which are widely used in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), arepatterns that match against elements in a tree structure...
The Selectors API specification defines methods for retrieving Elementnodes from the DOM by matching against a group of selectors, and fortesting if a given element matches a particular selector. It is oftendesirable to perform DOM operations on a specific set of elements ina document. These methods simplify the process of acquiring and testingspecific elements, especially compared with the more verbose techniquesdefined and used in the past...
Implementors should be aware that this specification is not stable.Implementors who are not taking part in the discussions are likely tofind the specification changing out from under them in incompatible ways.Vendors interested in implementing the specification before iteventually reaches the Candidate Recommendation stage should join theappropriate mailing lists and take part in the discussions..." More Info

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