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comment #53

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 11:13:42 -0500
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#53. (Re 3.9.New)
Allow users supplied style sheets: 3.9 requires the user be allowed to
disable or switch between user-supplied style sheets, but nowhere does this
draft document require or recommend that the user be allowed to supply any.
I think this is pretty basic and should be a Level A success criterion (or,
at worse, Level AA).

Didn't see a need for a new success criteria.  I assumed if the user has a
style sheet and can select between them, then by implication the user was
able to supply them. Current UAs allow user supplied CSS. Though this
comment shows that 3.9.2 is unclear.

the implication that there was a mechanism to supply user CSS is also in
UAAG10 - 14.4.2 Allow the user to choose from and apply at least one user
style sheet. 

we don't want implications and assumptions.

Proposal: 3.9x User is able to provide one or more personal style sheets.
This should go before 3.9.2

What about mobile or other thin clients? they may not be able to allow user
CSS. Conformance rears its ugly head again. 

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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