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Re: Style sheet misuse advice

From: Joel N. Weber II <nemo@koa.iolani.honolulu.hi.us>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 12:13:33 -1000 (HST)
To: John Pozadzides <john@htmlhelp.com>
cc: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.970203121217.10258h-100000@koa.iolani.honolulu.hi.us>
On Wed, 29 Jan 1997, John Pozadzides wrote:

> Raising one other interesting yet off topic point.  Why haven't browser
> manufacturers implemented a little "warning system" if you will, which
> warns a user that text or link colors are set to the same color as a
> background.  Then they would at least be aware of the fact that they are
> looking at a page that might have hidden text...

If you have the logic to detect sane colors, you might as well also 
change the foreground to something sane so the text will be readable.

But how should a browser behave if you have #000000 and #000100

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