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Re: CSS optimised for different browsers

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@elfi.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 17:20:35 +0100
To: "John Ablett" <john@jablett.freeserve.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20021116172035.3c55dd7d.tina@elfi.org>

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:28:40 -0000
  "John Ablett" <john@jablett.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> I've been working on a website for a small UK charity which I have been
> trying to make accessible, without losing the 'look and feel' of the
> interface design.

   Commendable.



> I'm aware that I've painted myself into an accessibility corner here, but
> I'm wondering whether it is possible to have the page load a simple default
> CSS, then somehow detect the browser and load the alternative CSS optimised
> for IE if applicable (and would that be an acceptably accessible solution)?.

   If, as you say, you have access to no server-side techniques, there is
  no effective method to achieve what you seem to want. That said, I suggest
  you have a look at

     http://www.greytower.net/en/archive/articles/customcss.html

  for the method we used to achieve the same. This, however, demands access
  to one, or other, server-side technology.

   Personally I dislike the hacks mentioned. Then again, perhaps they
  fit your requirements.

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