In bug 471921, I made us use :first-of-type for [first-tab], :last-of-type for [last-tab] and [selected] + tab for [afterselected].
I would prefer the old code in toolkit.jar/content/global/bindings/tabbox.xml for the "selected" attribute to make it possible to see which tabs have been visited (selected="false"). Convenient to see which tabs have been visited (e.g. forum threads) as posted in Bug 471921. Currently in Minefield (638): if (val) this.setAttribute("selected", "true"); else this.removeAttribute("selected"); Code used in Firefox 3.0.x (637): this.setAttribute("selected", val);
(In reply to comment #1) I don't think it makes sense to add that hack back, especially as it didn't work reliably. We could add an attribute specifically for that use case, though. For that, please file a new bug.
Done: filed Bug 487242
Comment on attachment 364761 [details] [diff] [review] patch I think the tabbrowser comment changes have bitrotted (references to first-tab/last-tab need to be removed). http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-central/source/mozilla/extensions/irc/xul/content/static.js#3308 and http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-central/source/mozilla/extensions/venkman/resources/content/venkman-views.js#3016 are kind of useless with this change. http://mxr-test.konigsberg.mozilla.org/addons/search?string=first-tab shows a lot of hits for these attributes. A lot of them are copied tabbox.css files, presumably from themes, but there's custom CSS and one JS user as well. Are we sure the cleanup benefit here outweighs the cost to addon compat? I'm not convinced.
Comment on attachment 8944049 [details] Bug 480813 - remove first-tab, last-tab, before/afterselected tab attributes. https://reviewboard.mozilla.org/r/214382/#review220206 Looks good, thanks!
Attachment #8944049 - Flags: review?(dao+bmo) → review+
Pushed by email@example.com: https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/5e5937f8f941 remove first-tab, last-tab, before/afterselected tab attributes. r=dao
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