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Re: showing visited links ?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 23:17:21 +0100
Message-ID: <428BBEF1.4020707@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:

> According to the user's own preferences, i.e. do not override any link
> attributes in the style sheet.

...and don't override their default text size, background colour, 
foreground colour...ah, what the heck, forget about stylesheets 
altogether and design like it's 1995. *grin*

Seriously though, there's nothing wrong with applying your own styling 
to the various link states, as long as they're fairly recognisably 
different. If users *truly* have a very specific need for certain set 
colours, they should set their browser not to let pages/styles override 
them, or create their own ! important user styles, surely? Or are we 
back with dumping all responsibility purely on the developers, rather 
than the onus with the user and expect them to learn how to set up their 
particular browsing environment?

Patrick H. Lauke
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