Tom MacWright

You can finally use :has() in most places

The hot new thing in CSS is :has() and Firefox finally supports it, starting today - so the compatibility table is pretty decent (89% at this writing). I already used has() in a previous post - that Strava CSS hack, but I’m finding it useful in so many places.

For example, in Val Town we have some UI that shows up on hover and disappears when you hover out - but we also want it to stay visible if you’ve opened a menu within the UI. The previous solution required using React state and passing it through components. The new solution is so much simpler - just takes advantage of Radix’s excellent attention to accessibility - so if something in the UI has aria-expanded=true, we show the parent element:

.valtown-pin-visible:has([aria-expanded="true"]) {
  opacity: 1;