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Re: Style sheet misuse advice

From: Gordon Blackstock <gordon@quartz.gly.fsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 02:45:05 -0500
Message-Id: <199701280745.HAA18919@quartz.gly.fsu.edu>
To: <john@htmlhelp.com>, <www-style@www10.w3.org>
Cc: "Urban Fredriksson" <griffon@canit.se>, "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>

| From: John Pozadzides <john@htmlhelp.com>
| Subject: Re: Style sheet misuse advice
| Date: Tuesday, January 28, 1997 2:07 AM
| Greetings all.
| The main question is:
| If one were to set Text and Link colors using a
| style sheet, should one also define the background
| colors for these elements as well?

Since there is no practical way to know in advance, or at the time of
rendering, what the default settings of a browser may have been changed to
by a viewer, then it makes good sense to specify all colors if any are to
be changed by a document.  Without this precaution it is possible (it's
happened to me) that portions of the document can be invisible to the
viewer.  I would agree with Urban F. and go even further by adding that the
design is incomplete without all color bases covered.  

gordon@gly.fsu.edu   http://gly.fsu.edu/~gordon/   MS IE v3.0 enhanced  
                     MS Activate the Internet finalist
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