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RE: Style sheets for access

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 10:21:49 +1100 (EST)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.971209101610.5423A-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>



> At 02:09 PM 12/5/97 -0800, Charles (Chuck) Oppermann wrote:
> >How about recommending that browsers implement a "user always wins" switch?
> 
CMcCN::
The CSS standard does this. But it is a recommendation. Why not make it 
part of the Cascade rules? The virtue of this is it is fairly easy to 
make the change, and it would be retro-active for CSS1.

The problem of specificity is a little harder. It would be possible 
simply to allow ANY user Style to override author styles, and ignore the 
specificity rules. But they can be a useful tool. So it would be better 
to include a mechanism which allows the user to set the specificity of 
their style. For example, I may like to have my H2 style override any H2 
subclass, but have a (differently styled) H2 subclass which will override 
an H2 with an ID attribute. This preserves the ability to mark out 
particular objects which the subclassing allows.

Charles McCathieNevile
charlesn@srl.rmit.edu.au
Sunrise Research Laboratory
RMIT University
Received on Monday, 8 December 1997 18:35:33 GMT

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