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Re: Scrollbar Code

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 18:33:31 -0400
Message-ID: <410-220039512223331484@mindspring.com>
To: www-style@w3.org


> From: Jackie McGhee <jackie@jackiemcghee.info>
>
> On Friday, September 12, 2003, at 10:52 PM, Charles Kendrick wrote:
>
> > That's a good point - but that's what "!important" rules in user 
> > stylesheets are for.
>
> <snip>
>
> I haven't played with browser settings to deeply as I like to keep my 
> settings in the default state, but if a user clicks a few buttons in 
> her prefs window does that create the user stylesheet with the 
> !important rules? If not you are betting on the fact that the user 
> understands CSS (and to a fair level once we get into !important).
>
> I understand CSS very well and I don't want to have to write my own 
> style sheet to prevent other people messing with OS widgets.

What is needed is for more user agents to implement the usability
suggestion of allowing users to easily either turn off stylesheets
altogether , or selectively choose from them.  Alas, not all user
agents do this.  If the user has such a user agent, then this is no
problem.  If the user doesn't, there are already plenty of ways
in CSS for an author to mess with the user's expectations.
Received on Friday, 12 September 2003 18:33:28 GMT

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