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!important ( was Re: Issue 1: Font-weight and headings) (fwd)

From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 09:23:44 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199707281623.JAA19784@server.livingston.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Once upon a time Chris Lilley shaped the electrons to say...
>For example, one suggestion (made on accessibility grounds) is to not allow
>!important in author stylesheets. Or, to have a !essential or somesuch
>which was only allowed in reader stylesheets.

I have never liked the implication that the page author can override the
user's settings with !important.

I feel very strongly that the system should alloe the individual the final
say.  Or else some egoist designer is going to write a book telling everyone
how they should make all of their rules !important to force the reader to
see it the way *they* want it.

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