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RE: !important & User Styles

From: Sandra Vassallo <S.Vassallo@e-bility.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 06:34:34 +1000
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20010411062531.0097d100@e-bility.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Jon,

I've also experienced inconsistencies in implementation of user styles when 
class attributes are used in the author's style Sheet, as these are 
unlikely to be recognised by the user's style sheet.

Does anyone know a way around this?

Sandra.


At 09:39 AM 10/04/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>In Microsoft IE Tools | Options | Accessibility. Load up the *.css file and
>off you go. The same with Opera and Netscape, just head under preferences.
>
>I've tried this, but it won't work if the folks that wrote the original html
>wrote it poorly - you could be applying attributes to html elements that
>don't exist.
>
>Joel
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Fitzgerald, Jimmie [mailto:Jimmie.Fitzgerald@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 9:24 AM
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Subject: 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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