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

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 19:08:25 -0700
Message-Id: <v0310280cb005a342b085@[]>
To: "Joel N. Weber II" <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>, Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr
Cc: liam@htmlhelp.com, www-style@w3.org
At 9:44 PM -0400 7/30/97, Joel N. Weber II wrote:
>I'm quite likely to arrange for !important declarations in reader style
>sheets in GNU E-scpae to take precedence over !important declarations
>in author style sheets.  I haven't yet decided whether this will be handled
>by ignoring the !important attribute on author style sheets, or by
>swapping the prioirties of user vs author style sheets for !important,
>or making it user-configurable, or what.
>So, I'd be interested in hearing any arguements on which particular
>technique is best.

I can't see any benefit to inverting the order. I'd just ignore authorial
!important. I'm still waiting for a single plausible example of where
overriding a user's (well-considered) !important would be anything but

Todd Fahrner

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