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Re: author-defined color aliases

From: Ben Godfrey <afternoon@uk2.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 13:23:58 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <67B2FA59-9FF5-11D7-99ED-000A957E8988@uk2.net>

> Why not? Do you think that users shouldn't have to know what any piece
> of software on their system does to be able to use it?

Isn't this one of the key tasks of computer scientists? Abstraction? 
I'm a degree educated computer scientist and I understand the general 
rules of the software I use, but I'm not about to go diving into 
Safari's CSS implementation to browse or even write pages.

If we want the web to work for everybody, and sometimes I wonder if we 
all do, then we have to make it easy to use. Remember that doesn't just 
mean easy to read, but easy to write as well.


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Received on Monday, 16 June 2003 08:24:07 UTC

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