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Re: a simple question

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 01:58:57 -0500
Message-ID: <006a01be6ac3$78a68ae0$1e3a11cf@boneone>
To: "Ian Hickson" <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>, "George Lund" <george@lundboox.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
To: George Lund <george@lundboox.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org <www-style@w3.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: a simple question

>I am now changing to the view of 'too bad': if users are going to make
>user stylesheets, then they might as well get educated enough to know
>what they are doing and when it is likely to cause problems. IOW,
>while authors should be responsible, they should not need to protect
>themselves from irresponsible users.

Damn straight. If Web style sheet authors are expected to work around every
hare-brained FUBAR'd attempt at a user style sheet, CSS ceases the become
worth using. The CSS style system simply is not robust enought to
accommodate that kind of fault tolerance.

Received on Wednesday, 10 March 1999 02:12:30 UTC

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