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Discussion on: Inheritance, visited links and colour-contrast

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Michael Puckett

Interesting solution to a very hard problem! I’ve been part way down the path of reacting to dynamic nested backgrounds before, wasted too much time every time. I think we need smarter built-in selectors to be able to do this without jumping through so many hoops. I haven’t tried with shadow DOM encapsulation, though.

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Ross Angus Author

Yup, that makes sense. Anchors are one of the few HTML elements which are opinionated about what colour they are. My solution is a little fragile, especially if the site uses a CMS which vomits extra markup into the page. Built-in support would be better.