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RE: CSS 2: priorities in cascading order

From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 02:01:46 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199712210101.CAA27084@stovner.a.sol.no>
To: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-hc@w3.org, w3c-css-wg@w3.org
Chris,

 > >This is a critical part in the author/reader balance, but I've yet to
 > >see a UA which allows users to turn off style sheets on off on a per
 > >sheet basis. The closest they get is to turn the whole style sheet
 > >mechanism on/off in a hard-to-find menu.
 > 
 > Actually, the infrastructure is there to support this in IE4 - we expose a
 > rich stylesheet object model.  All it would require is a wrapper application
 > to our Web browser control that provided UI for these hooks.  (In essence,
 > I'm saying we implement the code necessary to do this, but not the UI.)

Good, would Microsoft be able to publish a wrapper application?

 > >Adding "!accessibility" will provide a hook which
 > >corresponds e.g. to the "Accessibility" dialog box of MS IE 4.
 > 
 > Not completely true - the semantics are ever-so-slightly-different (then the
 > user would be required to say "use this color always", not "ignore colors
 > set in the documents"). 

I see the difference between the two statements, but I still believe
you can use CSS to express all semantics. When the user declares that
colors in the incoming document is to be ignored, the UA increases the
weight of the color declarations in the browser and user style sheets
from normal to "accessibility", and voila!

-h&kon

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