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Re: style switcher

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 22:19:00 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200306052119.h55LJ0k03670@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Also, questions about user agents don't belong on this list;

As formulated, the question was off topic, but one can reformulates it
as:

CSS2 provides for alternative style sheets but provides no guidance
on how user agents should handle them, with the result that users cannot
rely on anything more than selecting from a menu on each individual page.

I would propose that the reccommendation should:

1) encourage user agents to provide mechanisms to allow users to apply
  alternate style sheet selections to whole classes of URLs, starting
  with URLs with a common domain name (not necessarily fully qualified).

  A powerful user agent might then be expected to consider other parts
  of the URL and other information available to it.

2) propose a registry of alternative style sheet names, that would allow,
   for example, a name to be registered for style sheets optimised for
   a particular sort of colour blindness (there is more than one) or
   those requiring large fonts (possibly really meaning little variation
   in font size), or even more frivolous ones in the way that various
   X Window managers can mimic other operating environments.
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