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Re: [css3] URI selectors

From: Afternoon <afternoon@uk2.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 06:04:49 +0000
Message-Id: <C35FE25A-2AD6-11D8-A827-000A957E8988@uk2.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 10 Dec 2003, at 5:43, Tex Texin wrote:

> Although I like the idea, there is a downside. Someone could have 
> their web site set up as a portal to view other web sites through 
> their choice of styles, by site, and intentionally changing their 
> meaning or denigrating the site.


This is already trivial to achieve using technologies outside of the 
CSS WG sphere of influence. Blanket[1], a tool on my own site uses PHP 
to remove swear words from pages.

> I wouldn't use this as an argument to not implement the feature but we 
> might consider some protections for content developers as well.

Protections may well constrict the user and could be circumvented 
easily by jumping ship to another technology. Particularly if we're 
talking about websites interacting with other websites, people will 
probably choose a programming language running on their server to wreak 
their havoc with:

	$somebody_elses_website =~ s{<link[^>+]rel="stylesheet"[^>]+>}
		{<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="chortle.css">};


[1] http://aftnn.org/blanket

(q)	Ben Godfrey?
(a)	Web Developer and Designer
	See http://aftnn.org/ for details
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