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Re: Style sheet misuse advice

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 15:48:22 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9701281548.ZM12702@grommit.inria.fr>
To: john@htmlhelp.com, www-style@www10.w3.org
Cc: Urban Fredriksson <griffon@canit.se>, Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
On Jan 28,  7:07am, John Pozadzides wrote:

> 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?

Yes. Unless one wishes to assume that the defaults one is over-riding
are dark text on a light background, which is a common assumption and
one which is frequently - but not always - correct.

Setting both is clearly good practice.

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