Re: Alternative Style Sheets

On Oct 12, 2012, at 8:49 AM, Eric A. Meyer <> wrote:

> 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.
I strongly agree with Antony mentioning accessibility. A lot of websites designed for good accessibility for all users use alternative stylesheets. This is a great use case.


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