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RE: Style sheets for access

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 14:09:39 -0800
Message-ID: <E3A3FFB80F5CD1119CED00805FBECA2F2D1D68@red-msg-55.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca'" <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>, Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Another possibility is to do what IE4 does - individual control over
rendering of fonts and colors.  At present, IE doesn't support <LAYER> and
I'm told it never will because of absolute positioning problems.  CSS is
definitely the way to go there.

How about recommending that browsers implement a "user always wins" switch?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca [SMTP:jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca]
> Sent:	Friday, December 05, 1997 10:55 AM
> To:	Jon Gunderson
> Cc:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: Style sheets for access
> John Gunderson wrote:
> >The user style sheet need to more than over ride author styles or even
> >there sub classing styles like H1.  Since many authors will use absolute
> >positioning in spatial formatting, if you say enlarge all H1 (and it also
> >enlarges sub classes) you may end up with a screen full of alphabet soup.
> >What is need in the browser is a mechanism to say ignor the entire author
> >style sheet and use just mine.  This would eliminate the impossible task
> of
> >users needing to know anything about the authors classing or positioning
> of
> >tags.
> JT:
> I agree, this would then depend on the browser.
> There may be situations however when we do want some of the author style
> declarations to come through. I can't think of a good example right now
> but
> I have come up with some in other conversations. For this reason it would
> be good to have a strong, specific override mechanism in CSS. Could we
> have
> something similar to "important!", possibly "access!" which can only be
> used in the user style sheet?
> Jutta Treviranus
> University of Toronto
> jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca
> (416)978-5240
Received on Friday, 5 December 1997 17:10:03 UTC

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