Shadow-Piercing descendant combinator, '/deep/' (aka '>>>') (deprecated)

When a >>> combinator (or shadow-piercing descendant combinator) is encountered in a selector, replace every element in the selector match list with every element reachable from the original element by traversing any number of child lists or shadow trees. See also


Shadow-Piercing descendant combinator, '/deep/' (aka '>>>'), including '::shadow' pseudo elements, are being deprecated. This is was the resolution from the Web Components f2f meeting [1]. See also "Intent to deprecate" [2]. [1]: [2]:!msg/blink-dev/68qSZM5QMRQ/pT2YCqZSomAJ See also "Intent to remove":


Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Deprecated (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 45
  • Chrome for Android release 45
  • Opera release 32
  • Opera for Android release 32

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2017-10-20