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Re: inline CSS (was: is anyone interested in XHTML?)

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 03:38:48 -0800
Message-ID: <38B123C8.6A820164@eng.sun.com>
To: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Feb 2000 23:58:01 -0800, Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
> wrote:
> >What nonsense. I keep hearing that, but CSS1 and 2 both have *author* as
> >priority, not user, so this runs completely counter to what would help
> >accessibility.
> >
> >  CSS1: "the author's style sheets override the reader's style sheet"
> >  CSS2: "author style sheets override user style sheets which override
> >         the default style sheet. "
> Just for the record of "correctness"
> Priorities...
>   CSS1: ua -> user -> author -> user!important -> author!important
>   css2: ua -> user -> author -> author!important -> user!important
> Effectively 1: author!important styling is redundant in CSS2.

Just for the record of what I read in the CSS1 and CSS2 specs, you
might want to quote where you find this. I was quoting verbatim from
CSS1 and CSS2 (I didn't make it up!), so your statement contradicts 
the specs.

> Effectively 2: the C in CSS is a shaky business anyway, mostly
>                due to the CDATA type content allowed for the
>                CLASS attribute.
>               (CLASS attribute values can't be validated)

It wouldn't be 'validated' by the XML parser anyway. One of the things
I'm lobbying to change is that we use notations where appropriate, and
the <style> and <script> element types should probably be using a 
notation identifier rather than a CDATA wrapper (although the CDATA 
wrapper shouldn't keep it from being parsed, since the code doing the
parsing of ECMAscript or CSS isn't an XML parser anyway.

Murray Altheim                            <mailto:altheim&#x40;eng.sun.com>
XML Technology Center
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