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Re: a simple question

From: gordon <gordon@quartz.gly.fsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:10:42 -0800
Message-ID: <000201be6afe$2f05cfa0$5c5d0418@vista1.sdca.home.com>
To: "Braden N. McDaniel" <braden@endoframe.com>, "Ian Hickson" <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>, "George Lund" <george@lundboox.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
It's odd that Hakon hasn't jumped in to lecture on the benefits of the
cascade.  It's worrisome to think that those interested in shaping and
implementing the CSS specification suffer from the delusion that a web-page
author is, by default, also a design expert.  I'm thankful for the cascade
every time that the typical "pimp's wardrobe" web site rears its ugly head
in front of me!  A nice addition to the specification would be a wildcard
with which to override [especially unknown] pseudo-class selectors.


----- Original Message -----
From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
To: Ian Hickson <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>; George Lund
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: a simple question

>-----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 09:06:51 UTC

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