User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
While testing the CSS 3 selectors I tried the :empty selector only to find it had matched the body of the page.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a page with content. And use :empty as a selector.
The BODY element was selected by the selector, (checking in the DOM inspector showed it was the BODY element and not the HEAD or HTML ones).
The BOSY element should not be matched unless it is empty.
Created attachment 208204 [details]
Source of test page.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Just tested. Same effect.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20060110 Firefox/188.8.131.52
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 98997 ***
*** Bug 188953 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm going to reopen this so people find it in searches since it's not obviously dynamic.
This may not be a bug but it seems that it's more of an unfortunate side-effect; When you use :empty it get applied to emtpy tags/elements like <input/> which may not be what you want since they may have a value and shouldn't be affected.
Empty should meen "no value" right?
To me it's faulty behavior. But that's just me ... ;)
Whatever it is (please check the spec), it doesn't belong in this bug report.
Fixed by checkin of bug 401291, which fixed bug 98997, at 2008-02-18 22:17 -0800.