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Re: specificity, user style sheets and SVG

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 22:16:19 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200702082216.l18MGJT02329@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org

> Please see <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#cascading-order> item 2 and 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#specificity>.  That's linked to from 
> the section you quote, by the way.

These just confirm the long known problem that a finite length pure user
style sheet cannot override an arbitrary author style sheet.  The virtual
style sheets generated by a user agent from some non-style sheet interface,
e.g., if a somewhat poor example, by options on the Accessibility dialogue
of IE, can do this.
Received on Thursday, 8 February 2007 22:43:45 GMT

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