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Style sheet switcher (was RE: technique drafts)

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:45:48 +0100
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At 11:25 8/01/2008, Christophe Strobbe wrote:

>Hi Cynthia,
>At 22:41 7/01/2008, Cynthia Shelly wrote:
>>I have questions on these
>>* Cynthia to create technique for swapping style sheet. I think 
>>this technique is the same one: Using JavaScript to change the link texts [3]
>I'd rather treat these as two different techniques.
>In HTML, link text is what you put between the <a ...> and </a> 
>tags, but a <link rel="stylesheet" ... /> element doesn't have link 
>text. The separation of these techniques would also enable the 
>choice of technique titles that tell you what to expect, instead of 
>a vague one that tries to cover both ("Using JavaScript to change 
>link properties"?).

In my previous response, I had not checked the background of the 
action item: it came from a discusion on hiding link text (issues 
2008 and 2325 in our previous draft: 
<http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/20071025link/results#x2008>; see 
SC 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)).
However, a seperate style sheet switcher technique would also be 
relevant to some other SCs, like 1.4.8 - Visual Presentation.
(Style sheet switchers can be implemented on the client side - e.g. 
<http://www.alistapart.com/articles/alternate/> - or on the server 
side - e.g. 
<http://mikecherim.com/gbcms_xml/news_page.php?id=12> - or on the 
client side with a servers-side fallback: 

Best regards,


>Swapping stylesheets is an issue that also came up yesterday on the 
>SVG developers list: 
>In SVG, it requires changing a processing instruction instead of a 
>link element.
>Best regards,
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>Christophe Strobbe
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