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RE: Style sheet switcher (was RE: technique drafts)

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 18:57:22 +0100
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To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Cynthia,

At 18:54 10/01/2008, Cynthia Shelly wrote:

>In that case, I am probably not the best person to write this 
>technique.  Would you like to take it, Christophe?

OK, I'll take it.

Best regards,

Christophe


>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] 
>On Behalf Of Christophe Strobbe
>Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 8:46 AM
>To: WCAG
>Subject: Style sheet switcher (was RE: technique drafts)
>
>
>
>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://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200608/build_your_own_php_style_sheet_switcher/>,
><http://mikecherim.com/gbcms_xml/news_page.php?id=12> - or on the
>client side with a servers-side fallback:
><http://www.glennyonemitsu.com/blog/2007/02/graceful-degradation-with-style-switching/>).
>
>Best regards,
>
>Christophe
>
>
> >Swapping stylesheets is an issue that also came up yesterday on the
> >SVG developers list:
> ><http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/svg-developers/message/59774>.
> >In SVG, it requires changing a processing instruction instead of a
> >link element.
> >
> >Best regards,
> >
> >Christophe
> >
> >>(...)
> >>[3]
> >>http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Using_JavaScript_t 
> o_change_the_link_texts

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