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Re: [CSS3] Generated content: environment variables

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 14:15:49 -0500
Message-ID: <472B7765.3040209@mit.edu>
To: Ludger BŁnger <ludger.buenger@realobjects.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Ludger BŁnger wrote:
> And regarding Boris' concerns about users possibly losing control:
> Last time I checked the standard, 'user important' stylesheets were the 
> very highest in the cascade...
> I'm not aware anyone ever considered changing this...

So what you're telling me as a web browser implementor is that I should just 
make my UA's print header/footer settings be !important rules in the user 
stylesheet?  That effectively means completely removing all support for 
header/footers as far as web page authors are concerned.

While I'm personally OK with that, perhaps, I do think that fantasai's use cases 
have merit.  Your proposal would in fact prevent them from being usable on the 
web.  While I appreciate your desire to use CSS in your non-web software, I 
think web requirements should take precedence.  In particular, perhaps we should 
think about a way for the user's and the page's header/footer settings to 
interact that is somewhat more reasonable than just "one or the other has full 
control, and whichever one doesn't has no say in it at all".

Received on Friday, 2 November 2007 19:16:08 UTC

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