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RE: !important

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@teleline.es>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 18:32:15 +0200
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Hi all,
This is the reason for which I have begun to write about the responsibility
of the users regarding the accessibility. Because most of the users are
passive and they don't know that, with their navigators and with other
existent utilities in their operating system one, they can change the way in
that the pages appear Web and to make it so that it is they comfortable to
use them.

As for the concrete question, that depends on the navigator. In Internet
Explorer, in " Tools ", " Options ", " Accessibility ", you can choose a
styles sheets that is applied to all the Web pages that visits. In Opera, in
" Edit ", " Preferences ", User CSS."


-----Mensaje original-----
De: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]En
nombre de Fitzgerald, Jimmie
Enviado el: martes, 10 de abril de 2001 17:24
Para: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Asunto: RE: !important

Just how does a user specify a particular style for their browser?

Jim Fitzgerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Hanna [mailto:jon@spinsol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 10:44 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: !important

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> In CSS1, it allows the author to override the user. It is
> recommended in that
> spec that browsers provide a mechanism for turning off style
> sheets (this is
> the work-around anyway).
> In CSS2 the cascade order was changed - the following order
> applies (winners
> first...):
> User !important
> Author !important
> Author other styles
> User other styles
> Browser default

The idea of allowing Author !important to override User !important
wasn't a bad one as such, it was just dependent on the rule not being
abused. Of course everything gets abused in this way.

Does anyone know which order are supported by which browsers in
current use?

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