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Re: User-agent and user style sheets from the network

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:04:33 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200402250804.i1P84X102061@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> I've wanted for a while to be able to specify a user style sheet from 
> the network so that I can take my preferences to any decent computing 

This is a user agent issue, so should probably be left to the market.
The CSS standards already provide a mechanism - you can @include
a style sheet from your local user style sheet.

> The style sheets will produce attractive, more-or-less legible designs 
> for popular Web sites. Users can download the style sheets for use as a 

I think you will find that they lawyers for the popular sites will
be trying to find some intellectual property law that forbids this,
and campaigning for new law if they can't.  The bad styling of
web sites is unfortunately usually part of the commercial branding
of those sites.
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2004 03:06:06 UTC

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