W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > February 2007

Re: specificity, user style sheets and SVG

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 18:04:53 +0000
Message-Id: <4A5CE8F9-62EC-4876-8F0E-B323C2FD530D@btinternet.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, SVG List <www-svg@w3.org>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

Well it did work in Safari Webkit :-) but I was saving that....

I'm really more concerned with user testing before standards are  
released.
Where is the evidence that users were involved in tests that helped  
produce standards.
this subject is but one example....

If one considers the difference between searching in print and using  
a computer screen there's evidently plenty of research possible.
Given the large number of companies involved....

perhaps you can point me to some user testing that backed the  
decisions arrived at?

User style sheets never really caught on, but why is that?
Home interiors are usually quite personal. When searching for basic  
factual information, it would seem the 'costs' aren't high, and the  
benefits to the supplier in entering a personal space immense.

cheers

Jonathan Chetwynd



On 9 Feb 2007, at 17:19, Boris Zbarsky wrote:


Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> however using a user style sheet:
> :link, :visited { text-decoration: underline ! important }
> this worked well with many html pages, however with svg it appears  
> it may not for Opera, Amaya and Camino

Did it work in an _author_ stylesheet?  In released Gecko versions  
this wouldn't work for SVG in _any_ stylesheet.  Nothing specific to  
user stylesheets.

> I often get things wrong, but if right, it does seem as this is a  
> fairly basic failure to implement a standard.

Those happen, sure.  They don't necessarily indicate that the  
standard has a problem, though if everyone is getting it wrong that's  
a hint, of course.  ;)

-Boris
Received on Friday, 9 February 2007 18:05:03 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:54:49 GMT