Having a :parent CSS Selector Would Rock. Right?

There’s quite a fascinating discussion going on via blog posts within the past few days. It’s not too often that we get to observe a technical discussion surrounding CSS, but when it happens, it’s good.

Like nearly all discussions with CSS from the past year or two, the underlying thought processes isn’t completely new, but what I love to see is the heightened level of discussion going on from post to post.  What’s even better is that we’re thinking about these issues as though we’re engineers instead of designers. We’re thinking about the impact a plausible decision would have on The Big Picture and that’s beyond awesome.

The latest discussion considers a :parent CSS selector. If you haven’t had a chance to read about it, you’ll be caught up after reading:

If you consider yourself a front end developer, engaging in this thought process and conversation should be eye opening.

I’d also like to take a minute to ask if this type of thinking is commonplace for you as you work; do you think about how possible it is for your ideas to impact something so significant? That’s one of the many benefits to working in an industry like ours, it’s still The Renaissance.