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Re: Alternate stylesheets and the "disabled" DOM property

From: <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 10:26:44 +0200
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3F7EA064.1353.20D092@localhost>

On 4 Oct 2003 at 1:54, fantasai wrote:
> Chris Moschini wrote:
> >> I don't think we want to get into selection persistence here.
> >> That's done by the UA on behalf of the user,
> > 
> > Could the standard at least recommend something?
> 
> That's outside the domain of the specification; it's a user agent UI
> design issue.

Persistance of selected alternate style sheets would be immensly 
useful if reasonably widely and reliably implemented. I agree that 
the UI part is of course browser specific, but why does the basic 
functionality need to be?

> Now, if you're really interested in how it ought to be done, I can
> do a writeup and post it here for discussion, but I don't think it
> belongs in a W3C spec.

I would find such a writeup very interesting. 

>  > This is a problem with most present implementations; sure you can
>  > pick a style, but if you did it in the UA, it's gone with the next
>  > page click.
> 
> Like you said, that's a problem with the implementation, not the spec.

If no rec has the notion of persistance of alternate style selection 
described i don't think it will be reliably implemented. I agree that 
DOM is probably the wrong place, but i do think some rec should at 
least have an informative note on how this should be achieved. Is 
there some other place this type of functionality could be described?

 /Staffan
Received on Saturday, 4 October 2003 04:27:35 GMT

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