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[CSS21] response to issue 88

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 21:38:25 +0100
Message-ID: <16426.37569.461545.515893@lanalana.inria.fr>
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

This is the CSS WG's response to an issue you raised on the last CSS
2.1 draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915). We want to
publish CSS 2.1 as a CR in about two weeks. Please let us know this
week if you think our response is wrong.

Your e-mail:
    Link Pseudo-Classes
    S5.11.2 <http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915/selector.html#link-pseudo-classes>
    # Note. It is possible for stylesheet authors to abuse the :link and
    # :visited pseudo-classes to determine which sites a user has visited
    # without the user's consent. UAs may therefore treat all links as
    # unvisited links, or implement other measures to preserve the user's
    # privacy while rendering visited and unvisited links differently. See
    # [P3P] for more information about handling privacy.
    If you want to let UAs treat all links as unvisited, then put that in
    the normative prose, not an informative note. As for privacy concerns
    over :visited and :link, putting that kind of a note in here seems
    like overkill to me.

CSS WG response:
    Split note at "UAs may", second paragraph being normative.

For the CSS WG,
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