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Re: Alternative Style Sheets

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:41:03 +0200
Message-ID: <252885017.20121012164103@w3.org>
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
CC: Antony Kennedy <antony@silversquid.com>, Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>, <www-style@w3.org>, Perry Smith <pedzsan@gmail.com>
On Friday, October 12, 2012, 12:54:22 PM, Anton wrote:

AP> What's missing is some UI to notify the user that there is an 
AP> alternative stylesheet available. That's what makes the thing fairly 
AP> useless in practice, IMO.

Much older versions of Firefox used to display a little icon in the bottom right, if there was an alternate stylesheet. I liked that a lot, because mostly the icon was not there and on the odd page that provided alternate stylesheets, you could see it and click on it for a list.

Getting shoved off several levels deep into a menu pretty much guarantees that the feature is not used even if present.

AP> I don't think any of this is something that this WG should tackle, 
AP> though; it's a UA thing.

Unfortunately true.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Friday, 12 October 2012 14:41:12 UTC

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