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Re: Re[10]: css with attribues

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:10:19 +0000
Message-Id: <8EE34C69-337F-4A9E-BF96-60A20935BF5D@dorward.me.uk>
To: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>

On 16 Jan 2008, at 07:36, Dmitry Turin wrote:
> Attributes, specified in css, must be assigned for all media (in my  
> version).
> DD> do you mean that an attribute specified in a screen media
> DD> stylesheet should apply to all media? (which would be horribly
> DD> unintuitive).
> Media must be ignored for attributes in css.

So, that is

(a) Very unintuitive and
(b) Forces clients to download all stylesheets, even if they don't  
support the media type they are targeted at because they might set  

> DD> Some user agents are already
> DD> geared up to handle a document that is adjusted on the fly  
> based on
> DD> other files (such as images, and stylesheets) ...
> These realtime UA are only browsers, right ?
> DD> ... but others are not ...
> These UA are non-realtime UA (search engines, other libraries),  
> right ?

Wrong, and irrelevant anyway.

> DD> ... and adding this feature would require
> You was not write, what will require my proposal:
> non-realtime UA can parse after downloading of csas-file.

That still means they have to built an in memory DOM tree and modify  
it based on the stylesheet.

> DD> using the term 'browser'
> 'Browser' in this context means realtime UA
> (working in "trigger" mode).

All user agents need to be supported.

David Dorward
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 11:10:50 UTC

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