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Re: Alternative Style Sheets

From: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:13:39 -0700
To: "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7F0183DE-905D-4F2D-84D6-DEECE142B0AF@adobe.com>
On Oct 12, 2012, at 8:49 AM, Eric A. Meyer <eric@meyerweb.com> wrote:

> At 11:19 -0400 10/12/12, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 
>> I agree that UAs would need to be a bit careful here, but there 
>> really isn't that much to worry about in terms of performance.  The 
>> biggest issue is actually the need to have a CSSOM for all those 
>> stylesheets and the resulting memory use.
> 
>    That's all good to know.  Thanks!
> 
>>> There would likely also be privacy questions to worry about.
>> 
>> Which ones?  I can't think of any that are not already present with 
>> normal stylesheets, but if you have specific concerns I'd love to 
>> hear about it!
> 
>    I can't think of any either, but then I had no particular inkling 
> that ":visited" would create extra privacy problems until someone 
> demonstrated that it did.  It seems obvious now, of course.
> 
>>>     And in all honesty, I'm not sure how interested users are (or ever
>>> were) in "re-skinning" the sites they visit.
>> 
>> Pretty common for forums.  Or Bugzilla.  ;)
> 
>    True, but do we have any idea how often such things are actually 
> used?  I didn't even know Bugzilla had that feature.
I strongly agree with Antony mentioning accessibility. A lot of websites designed for good accessibility for all users use alternative stylesheets. This is a great use case.

Greetings,
Dirk


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