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Re: multiple style sheets for 1 doc

From: Daniel Glazman <Daniel.Glazman@der.edf.fr>
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 17:58:35 +0100
Message-ID: <356068BB.4F07473C@der.edf.fr>
To: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
CC: "'gordon'" <gordon@quartz.gly.fsu.edu>, www-style@w3.org
Chris Wilson wrote:

> Thanks, Gordon.  It would be easier, by the way, (and more in the spirit of
> "alternate stylesheets") for you to toggle the 'disabled' property of the
> styleSheet objects rather than mess around with the 'href' property of the
> first stylesheet (creating an "alternate stylesheet" automatically defaults
> to 'disabled', so only the first of your stylesheets will be enabled).
> 
> Daniel, we do provide this capability through the object model in IE4.0.
> Although we do not provide any user interface to it, do you REALLY want a
> user to be presented with a dialog and forced to select a stylesheet every
> time they visit your page?  That's absymal in terms of usability.  It would
> be nice to have a drop-down menu with the available stylesheets - that's one
> of my wish-list items for IE already.
> 
> If you wish, you can install the stylesheet selector context menu script I
> created just to prove that we do provide this capability - I sent it to this
> list six months or so ago, or you can get it from
> http://www.geocities.com/Area51/4708/ssselect.zip.  This context menu
> extension will give you a "Stylesheets..." item on the right-click menu on
> ALL web pages, which will let you select from a list of alternate
> stylesheets (according to the HTML 4.0 grouping semantics - it's not a
> generic stylesheet flipper, although you could easily alter the script).

Thanks for this information, I'll check your script asap and it is
a good start.

In fact, I would also like to be able to load a document and
then open automatically one window for *each* 'preferred' stylesheet
without user prompting.

</Daniel>
Received on Monday, 18 May 1998 11:57:22 GMT

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