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RE: CSS 2: priorities in cascading order

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 14:20:55 -0600
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19971219142055.009a6540@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: WAI HC Working Group <w3c-wai-hc@w3.org>
JRG:  The first line in the last message should read "ability of the user"
not "ability of the author".
Sorry,
Jon


At 12:43 PM 12/19/97 -0600, Jon Gunderson wrote:
>I think what we want is the ability of the author to reformat the
>information to view it the way they need it.  I think this works best when
>the browser can ignore the author style sheets and the user can insert
>their own.  This is not ideal, since the document will be rendered in
>linear order.  This maybe a problem if the author (or tool) did not develop
>the document in a linear logical order, if they author(tool) was using CSS
>positioning to reorder a dcoument to have a logical visual flow.  
>
>I think attributes like !important and the such will just complicate the
>situation for both users and authors.  We need to remember that most WWW
>authors and users will know nothing about HTML and style sheets.  Authors
>will use tools to build pages and users with disabilities will be using the
>browser/OS controls and assistive technology to adjust their view to the
>information.  Therefore we need to think of the simpliest and most robust
>solutions.
>Jon
>
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>1207 S. Oak Street
>Champaign, IL 61820
>
>Voice: 217-244-5870
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>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
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>
>
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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