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RE: Wish list.

From: Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng <hgs@dmu.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 14:13:18 +0100 (BST)
To: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
cc: "'www-amaya@w3.org'" <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0004051358060.22094-100000@atlanta>
On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Dave  J Woolley wrote:

> > From:	Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng [SMTP:hgs@dmu.ac.uk]
> > 
> > The mouse pointer could change when over a link.
> >     this would give some visible indication for those documents whose
> >     stylesheets declare the colour of links to be the foreground colour.
> > 
> 	[DJW:]  My understanding is that Amaya is primarily
> 	an editor, not a browser; [...

Agreed, but I don't think this would break anything.

> 	                     ...] as such I don't think it
> 	should make it too easy to mis-design pages in this
> 	way.  If the design is really that bad that you can't

Also agreed: this should be dicouraged in pages Amaya creates,
but sometimes people browse other's pages with it.  This feature
would also be useful on images which are links, of course.

> 	guess the links, the authors deserve not to get your
> 	business, but you can still find the links in the
> 	structure view.  (Voting with ones feet has become
> 	rather topical in UK politics!)

Shame to miss out on an otherwise excellent site though. Netscape
used my colour settings so I didn't have thit problem till using Amaya
as a browser for the site.  It picked up the style sheet from there, I 
suppose, which "broke" this for me.
> 
> > Overriding of style sheets/colours
> >     It would be nice to be able to override things that another site has
> >     set, so I can change the colours etc.  The Style menu is disabled
> >     when not editing.
> > 
> 	[DJW:]  I don't know whether there is already support

I could not find it, but have not explored CSS really, yet.

> 	for this, but I believe it is a presumption of CSS
> 	that the browser should, conceptually, have a user
> 	style sheet associated with it, and that !important
> 	rules can be used to override the document style

Not sure if rules will cover my cases: Eg intelligent selection of
contrasting colours is non-trivial when one has to juggle unvisited links,
visited links, background colour, foreground text colour and (possibly
partially transparent) images, and get them all to "agree".

> 	sheet.  I say conceptually, as the style sheet might
> 	only be accessible by menus, not by loading a CSS
> 	document.
> 
	Hugh
	hgs@dmu.ac.uk 
Received on Wednesday, 5 April 2000 09:13:58 UTC

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