Re: Alternative Style Sheets

At 11:19 -0400 10/12/12, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

>I agree that UAs would need to be a bit careful here, but there 
>really isn't that much to worry about in terms of performance.  The 
>biggest issue is actually the need to have a CSSOM for all those 
>stylesheets and the resulting memory use.

    That's all good to know.  Thanks!

>>  There would likely also be privacy questions to worry about.
>Which ones?  I can't think of any that are not already present with 
>normal stylesheets, but if you have specific concerns I'd love to 
>hear about it!

    I can't think of any either, but then I had no particular inkling 
that ":visited" would create extra privacy problems until someone 
demonstrated that it did.  It seems obvious now, of course.

>>      And in all honesty, I'm not sure how interested users are (or ever
>>  were) in "re-skinning" the sites they visit.
>Pretty common for forums.  Or Bugzilla.  ;)

    True, but do we have any idea how often such things are actually 
used?  I didn't even know Bugzilla had that feature.

Eric A. Meyer (

Received on Friday, 12 October 2012 15:49:32 UTC