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Re: external CSS and "alternate stylesheet"

From: John Russell <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 12:53:16 -0400
To: Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng <hgs@dmu.ac.uk>
CC: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <3B6E933C.23937.869543@localhost>
/tr/rec-css1  also provides a correctly linked alternate stylesheet
for testing purposes.  It seems this is a 'missed' fuction within Amaya.
The menu item Style / Stylesheet  allows opening , linking , removing,
and adding. It seems another item should be here to 'select alternate' 
perhaps displaying the list of alternates provided by the doc author
and allowing user to choose!    

The #3 browser Opera also does not seem to offer this functionality.

Is this something that he recommendation anticipated for but no
user agent followed up on (ie. similar to the table column headings/footers
that were not to scroll while rows did (if not less than window)??

On 6 Aug 2001, at 15:27, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:

> I have just creatd some style sheets by hand.  They look like this:
> 
> ::::::::::::::
> aeg_root/dyslexia.css
> ::::::::::::::
> body {
>     color : black;
>     background : white;
>     font : aerial, sans-serif;
>     font-size : 200%;
> }
> ::::::::::::::
> aeg_root/low-vis.css
> ::::::::::::::
> body {
>     color : white;
>     background : black;
>     font : aerial, sans-serif;
>     font-size : 200%;
> }
> ::::::::::::::
> aeg_root/standard.css
> ::::::::::::::
> body {
>     color : black;
>     background : white;
>     font : times-roman, serif;
> }
> 
> 
> Then I did this [head aeg_root/index.html]:
> 
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN"
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/strict.dtd">
> <HTML>
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>The Applied Electromagnetics Research Group</TITLE>
> <LINK HREF="standard.css" REL="stylesheet" TITLE="Standard" TYPE="text/css">
> <LINK HREF="low-vis.css" REL="alternate stylesheet" TITLE="Low Vision"
> TYPE="text/css"> <LINK HREF="dyslexia.css" REL="alternate stylesheet"
> TITLE="Dyslexia" TYPE="text/css"> </HEAD> <BODY>
> 
> [....]
> 
> According to my understanding of:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/present/styles.html#h-14.3.2
> this is all correct.
> 
> Invoking Amaya I get the style associated with "standard.css" which is
> what I expect. What I do not see is how to invoke the alternate stylesheets. I
> looked under all the menus which are available in browser mode, and under style
> menu in edit mode, and in any menu I could get by clicking on the document
> itself.
> 
> [Mind you, I could not see how to get this to work in Netscape 4.72, or IE5.5
> either, so comments on those (off list) would help.]
> 
> I'm using Amaya 5.1 for Windows, under win98.
> 
>  Hugh
> 


John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
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