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Re: practicality of user styleshseets

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 02:06:14 -0400
Message-ID: <4CB69DD6.80008@earthlink.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 2010/10/14 00:43 (GMT-0500) Patrick Garies composed:

> On 2010-10-13 9:34 PM, Felix Miata wrote:

>> Problem 1-CSS file compaction: This is the stripping of all forms of
>> unnecessary whitespace, including newlines, from CSS files in order
>> to minimize server load and maximize download speed. The use of this
>> technique seems to be rapidly spreading.

> This is the way things should be; the author should ensure that a
> minimum of bandwidth is used. This benefits both the user and author.

There are orders of magnitude more bandwidth to save by stripping needless
repetition and eliminating classitis, 1% maximum (newlines only) vs. 10-90+%.
The stylists stripping newlines ought to be forced to use 12" or smaller
laptops at 2/3 meter or more distance for all their work, so they can learn
what some people have to go through to defend against rude design, and why.
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