[Doc-SIG] [PATCH] New documentation: headerlink style speed issue

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sat Sep 1 23:49:37 CEST 2007

Robin Stocker schrieb:
> Hi,
> Browsing the (very pretty) new documentation with Firefox, I noticed
> that selecting text was slow, especially on large pages. For example, on
> the module index page, it could take up to 1 second until the blue
> selection background would appear after I had selected some text with
> the mouse.
> I figured it could have something to do with the style sheet and by
> commenting out various parts of default.css, I narrowed the cause down
> to this:
> *:hover > a.headerlink,
> *:hover > a.headerlink,
> *:hover > a.headerlink,
> *:hover > a.headerlink,
> *:hover > a.headerlink,
> *:hover > a.headerlink {
>     visibility: visible;
> }
> Most likely the problem is with the *:hover quantifier. When the mouse
> hovers over any element, Firefox has to check if there's a a.headerlink
> in the element. After changing *:hover to the specific elements h1-h6
> and dt (are these all?), text selection is as smooth as it should be and
> maybe even overall display speed is better.
> Attached is a patch for this, which also removes some (unnecessary?)
> duplication.
> What do you think, could you commit the patch?

Yes, thank you very much! It's committed as rev. 57898 and will go live
on docs.python.org within 12 hours' time.


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