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Re: [CSS21] body { padding: 8px; } HTML40 sample stylesheet

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 11:40:11 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200307261040.h6QAeC201676@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> believe quite strongly that some consistency in how web pages work is 
> important to users.

But the constant for the users is normally their web browser, so the right
way to achieve this is to only minimally style the pages, so that the web
browser dominates, and the user gets to learn how it works.  The symptom
you are describing is what I call "hunt the link" and results because
authors want links to look anything but like how the browser displays
them by default.

What I'm saying is that the real problem is not the minor inconsistencies
between different browser renderings, but the major inconsistencies between
different designers and even between different types of links on the same
page.
Received on Saturday, 26 July 2003 06:40:15 GMT

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