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Re: Insulating part of a HTML document from global CSS

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:27:11 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCoHP7i628rT=ZHZWW=s6VphoXT=Z9CaF0pbO-kKcC_yg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
Cc: Tom Wardrop <tom@tomwardrop.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 2:07 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Tom Wardrop <tom@tomwardrop.com> wrote:
>> I tried searching online for this, but came up empty, so I'll ask here.
>> Are there any plans to provide a mechanism for insulating part of a HTML
>> node tree from globally defined CSS styles? The classic example is the case
>> of a web-based email client. Emails contain their own style sheets and HTML,
>> but how is one meant to display this within the context of another web page
>> without resorting to iframe's. I don't see iframe's as solution as they come
>> with scripting, security and usability limitations.
>
> <iframe sandbox> is designed for this, possibly combined with the "seamless"
> attribute.

Custom elements would also solve this problem.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:27:58 UTC

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