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Re: Are we really still talking about Access Keys?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 07:26:07 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200506030626.j536Q7f15788@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> from the on-set, rather than try and figure it out as they go? Most users
> don't even know or understand about user style sheets, or how to change

You are making the common mistake of assuming that user style sheets have
to be actual CSS style sheets.  User style sheets are an abstraction of
all the ways that a user can specify presentation preferences, and include
the effects of options selected by menus and dialogues.

The real problem though is that once you allow an author control of
something, it becomes part of their particular house style and the user
ends up having to provide custom overrides for every site, which is
not realistic.  The precedent from other areas (e.g. the way that links
are disguised in many different ways) is that authors consider their
right to design a higher priority than producing consistent user interfaces;
the web was the death of platform user interface guidelines.
Received on Friday, 3 June 2005 06:52:15 UTC

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