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http://htmldog.com/guides/html/advanced/html5forms1/

step, min, and max attributes can be used with dates and times, too, as can the CSS pseudo classes to style according to validity.

The structure of the above context is strange for me. I mean why after "as" there is a question format? I wonder "as" in the above context means "in the same way" or "because"

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  • It is poorly written. "As can" means "as also can" in this context. However, we are not a proof-reading service and cannot rewrite bad English for you.
    – Mick
    Oct 6, 2016 at 9:41

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The form X can VP, as can Y may be expanded to X can VP, and Y can VP as well, where VP is a verb phrase.

The usage is idiomatic, and has the same form as the following dictionary entry:

as against Compared or contrasted with. ‘the adult literacy rate for women is 44.5 percent, as against 67.8 percent for men’ - ODO

Other similar forms include:

Your quote can be rewritten as:

  • Step, min, and max attributes can be used with dates and times, too, to style according to validity. The CSS pseudo classes can be used with dates and times, too, to style according to validity.
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  • would you please rewrite my context in the plain English. in this way I can learn much more.
    – AR AM
    Oct 6, 2016 at 10:18
  • @ARAM Done. :)
    – Lawrence
    Oct 6, 2016 at 10:25
  • I guess in the answer, Z should be changed to Y. I wonder if I am right.
    – AR AM
    Oct 6, 2016 at 15:11
  • @ARAM Yes, thanks for catching that. I've corrected the mistake.
    – Lawrence
    Oct 6, 2016 at 16:00

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