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Re: Dynamic pseudo class cascade

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 14:44:51 -0500
Message-ID: <42655FB3.3030306@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org

Staffan Måhlén wrote:
> - The current non-CSS-outlines used by many UAs aren't very good
> since they cannot be easily overriden, and unoverridable colors like 
> some seem to use are not really a solution either.

Aren't these just bugs in the implementations which should be fixed?

> - Color-indication is a commonly used paradigm here (often used for
> instance when selecting text by UAs).

Indeed.

> Yes, but an author writing:
> <body link="blue">
> probably will not consider that.

Quite frankly, there's nothing you can really do about pages like that.  Given 
that markup, the links will also fail to show up if the UA happens to have a 
default blue background, for example.  No need for dynamic anything.

> Due to the dynamic nature of theese selectors i don't think it's
> totally unreasonable to consider such a change. 

So what would you propose the change look like, exactly?

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 19 April 2005 19:44:54 GMT

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