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Re: missing background-color

From: John V. Harris <johnvharris@mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 13:00:09 -0800
Message-ID: <001701c5e895$3c030850$022baf45@JohnV>
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
It seems to me you are creating a lot of fuss over a "what if".  IF somebody wants to create a user stylesheet to present my page more to their liking, it is really up to THAT person to twiddle things to suit them.

What you seem to be saying is that if I invite you over to my house, and you decide to rearrange the furniture, I should have the foresight to put an extra long cord on ALL lamps so you can put anything wherever you want?

As the designer of the page, I would like to make use of the Cascading nature of CSS.  If I decide I want a DIFFERENT background-color, I should be able to change the background-color of the PARENT, without having to change every other thing contained in that element.

ALSO, if I have several classes where I change the color for effect, you would have me create an ADDITIONAL class for each item I want to use against a different background-color, rather than just verify that the color I have chosen contrasts the visible background wherever it is used?

JohnV
Head Honcho
The Zone Gazette
Received on Sunday, 13 November 2005 21:01:22 GMT

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