RE: Caution about Style Sheets

use of positioning may also cause a site to be unreadable without the CSS as
the items may be out of order when the CSS is not used.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Morris []
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 10:01 AM
To:; Davey Leslie; W3c-Wai-Ig@W3. Org
Subject: RE: Caution about Style Sheets

The following would become unreadable without css:

	{background: black; color: white;}
<td bgcolor="black" class="colHeader">Header</td>

The proper approach would be to use the following (as an example) for the
same effect:

	{background: black; color: white; text-align: left; font-weight:

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Jim Thatcher
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 8:49 AM
To: Davey Leslie; W3c-Wai-Ig@W3. Org
Subject: RE: Caution about Style Sheets

But the question is, how can your page be inaccessible when style sheets are
turned off? There is no reason to have a "requirement" of being sure (i.e.,
testing that) your page is readable with style sheets turned off, if it will
always be readable. So my question is what do you caution content developers
to avoid in their use of style sheets.? What can go wrong?

Accessibility Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: Davey Leslie []
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 11:21 PM
To:; W3c-Wai-Ig@W3. Org
Subject: Re: Caution about Style Sheets

Maybe it's because some browsers can't/don't/won't use style sheet
technology--Lynx, for example. iCab for another.

Davey Leslie

Thus spake Jim Thatcher on 01.1.17 0:05 PM at

> As you all know, the Section 508 standards include a slightly reworded
> WCAG Checkpoint 6.1.
> 1194.22 (d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without
> requiring an associated style sheet.
> What can go wrong with the use of style sheets that require this
> Thanks.
> Jim
> Accessibility Consulting
> 512-306-0931

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