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(unknown charset) Re: [css3] URI selectors

From: (unknown charset) David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 07:39:19 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200312090739.hB97dJC06354@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: (unknown charset) www-style@w3.org

> It is doubtful that the UA will understand what defines the "site" better
> than the author of the site.

But the problem is that those authors who would bother to provide the
information are those least likely to require end users to override
their styling (and those most likely to make users want to override
are those who are least likely to want to allow users to override).

To a large extent, this makes it really a users agent issue, and therefore
not necessarily require a standard syntax (it might only be a GUI dialogue
to select a subsidiary style sheet for a particular site).  You could well
get by with "broken", "so-so" and "good" styling zones, although some of
the worst offenders tend to need special treatment as they do not 
degrade gracefully when all styling is turned off.

I think this should be considered a very important user agent feature
if good styling is to survive, as the prevalence of bad styling will
result in more and more people turning off elements of styling globally.
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2003 02:47:49 UTC

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