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Re: user!important

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 03:10:24 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20000124111024.26460.qmail@web906.mail.yahoo.com>
To: "'www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>
--- Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk> wrote:
> > If the user adds:
> > * {display:inline ! important; visibility:visible !important}
> ...then he will see all the fields, as he probably intended.
Then he is being foolish and should expect problems - there is a two way
relationship here - the author should make style sheets that don't
conflict and the user should make style sheets that don't cause problems.
> > Any scripts that perform validation are suddenly no longer able to
> > rely on the fact that elements are only displayed when appropriate.
> Client-side scripts should not be used for validation. >
Not strictly true IMO - you should use them to filter out the 'no
brainers', but some data require additional server-side validation.
> If a page relies on stylesheets and/or scripting to be usable, then it
> is clearly not using techniques for graceful degradation. 
Indeed. However, a graceful page can use style sheets if it works without
them; if it does, it has the right to rely on the user not being stupid.

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