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Re: selectors 6.6.1: formatting

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 17:29:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512291728190.17886@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 29 Dec 2005, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> 
> In that case, I suggest the following change. Remove "therefore" as 
> previously suggested in this thread and reverse the order of the two 
> paragraphs. i.e.
> 
> UAs may treat all links as unvisited links, or implement other measures 
> to preserve the user's privacy while rendering visited and unvisited 
> links differently.
> 
> Note: It is possible for style sheet authors to abuse the :link and 
> :visited pseudo-classes to determine which sites a user has visited 
> without the user's consent.

This would lose the definite cause-and-effect relationship between the 
mention of the security risk, and the conformance clause.

Like I said, this current wording is the result of significant discussion 
within the working group (I mean, several dozen man-hours). I do not think 
I will be able to convince the working group to change the text for mere 
editorial reasons.

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