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Re: CSS Cascade order and Accessibility

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 22:54:01 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19971203225401.00935360@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-style@w3.org
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At 12:57 PM 04/12/97 +1100, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>A CSS conforming Browser requires that Author Styles be weighted higher
>than Reader Style.
>The Working Draft (CSS2) then goes on to point out the inherent
>stupidity, and says it is important to have some way to override this.
>But there is no requirement in the standard. Surely it makes more sense
>to allow readers' styles greater weight than authors'. It would then
>make sense to allow the reader to make !unimportant declarations, which
>is analagous to changing UA default settings.

I think a nice, clean solution would be to suggest (*) that UAs give all 
author rules equal weight--i.e., ignore "!important" in author style 
sheets.

(*) It would be nice to *require* that UAs ignore "!important" in author 
style sheets, but this would mean that a CSS2-compliant browser could not 
be a CSS1-compliant browser.  Perhaps it's worth it?

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Liam Quinn
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