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Re: Cookies and Styles

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 19:50:58 +0200
Message-Id: <4383D4EA-1C4B-11D8-AA44-003065B8CF0E@iki.fi>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: Dris <dris86@cox.net>

On Nov 20, 2003, at 01:41, Dris wrote:

> This may be falling to far into the realm of scripting, but what if we 
> could specify different styles according to a cookie set on the client 
> side?  Something like...
>
> p::ifCookie('bigText') {
> 	font-size: 15px;
> }
>
> Currently, scripting would still need to be applied for setting the 
> cookies...  Since the cookies can't be controlled through CSS alone, 
> I'm not sure that this would be appropriate.  But it would definitely 
> open up some possibilities.  Thoughts?

What use cases would you like to address that aren't better addressed by
  * alternate style sheets with client-side support
    (including selection persistence)
  * not defining small font sizes in the first place
?

(BTW, from my point of view, 15px isn't big text. My pref is 18px.)

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://www.iki.fi/hsivonen/
Received on Friday, 21 November 2003 12:51:08 GMT

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