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Re: Question about default colors

From: Spartanicus <mk98762@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 08:42:30 +0100
Message-ID: <n2m-g.ufar23lcdfqt6fc6ve4lfvh59u49c9tn67@4ax.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:

>> In the IMO extremely unlikely situation that such a minor potential
>> stylistic clash with a user stylesheet would be classed as a problem
>Companies can be remarkably sensitive about violations of house style, 
>and, in particular, logos.  In the early days of Windows, people in the 
>company I worked for at the time started improvising the logo on their 
>PCs.  A message was sent from the marketing director that the logo must 
>only appear in the official colours - difficult with 16 or 256 colours!
>> that would require a fix, that would be an issue for the developer and
>> company to solve, not a CSS spec issue.
>This will normally be resolved by removing the requirement to allow user 
>style sheets, which was probably never formally on the table, in the 
>first place.

Facilitating user stylesheets is a task for /browser manufacturers/. A
potential desire to prevent users from altering author styling could
exist with web /authors/.

A browser manufacturer that wants to claim spec conformance at least has
to allow author stylesheets to be disabled (I don't recall if the
facility to create user stylesheets is a spec requirement).

Are you saying that web authors have been, and are successful in
pressuring browser manufacturers to remove a user's ability to disable
or override author styling?

>What is really being attempted here is to preseve the 
>right to configure ones own browser, not the ability of the author to 
>create what they want.

You can't argue that authors should be able to ensure that their style
isn't overridden and then claim that you are arguing this on behalf of a
user's right to do just that.

Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2007 09:28:13 UTC

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