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RE: Relative colors in CSS?

From: Sampo A Syreeni <ssyreeni@cc.helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 16:33:34 +0200 (EET)
To: Ben Morris <bmorris@activematter.com>
cc: <miki.wiik@linuxsupport.to>, "w3.org mailing Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.30.0012201628490.18947-100000@kruuna.Helsinki.FI>
On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, Ben Morris wrote:

>The only legitimate reason (that i can think of) to let a user alter a page
>style is for special needs, such as colorblindness or poor eyesight.

Some people might instead claim that letting an author change page style is
for the special occasion, that people should be in control over what the
information they browse looks like and that one inherent property of
properly structured, semantically solid XHTML is that it does not break if
the particular stylesheet advocated by the author is substituted with
another one.

Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>, aka decoy, student/math/Helsinki university
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2000 09:33:38 UTC

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