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Re: Alternative Style Sheets

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:23:13 -0400
Message-ID: <44dda52efef30f09f0d23a37ec79835c.squirrel@ed-sh-cp3.entirelydigital.com>
To: "Perry Smith" <pedzsan@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On 09/10/2012 04:24, Perry Smith wrote:
> I've recently bumped into the concept of alternative style sheets.
> e.g. @import can have a name or an HTML link tag can have a title.
>
> Firefox provides a way to pick between them.  I don't see a method
> with Chrome or Safari.

It's possible to install "Style Chooser" extension (now at version 1.2)

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/style-chooser/daodklicmmjhcacgkjpianadkdkbkbce?hl=en

in Chrome 22.0.1229.94. It will display/provide an icon in the address bar
if and only if a webpage has alternate stylesheet(s). Once clicked, a
drop-down list of alternate stylesheets appear with each of those
clickable.
I just tested the whole thing and it went nice with this page:

http://www.gimp-werkstatt.de/kaze/

When you try this page, you should not use the links in the page.

Also, you did not mention Opera: Opera, just like Firefox, lists alternate
stylesheet with View/Style (in menu bar).

> The one thing I thought
> perhaps FF would do is remember the style I picked if I went back to
> a page but it does not.


Usually, web authors are able to overcome this absence by cookie management.

Eg.

http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/
and then search for the text
"(Uses cookies to store your choice)"

Gérard
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