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Re: Static? Dynamic?

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 07:37:39 -0400
Message-Id: <199906301131.HAA43733@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: www-talk@w3.org
At 09:23 AM 6/30/99 +1000, Grahame Grieve wrote:
>>It's not clear to me what is the right thing to do in this situation. 
>It should be up to the author. 

It's OK for the author to define the default, but the mechanisms have to be
in place for the user to exercise ultimate control.  This becomes obvious
when uncontrolled server-precipitated changes break the usability of web
content for people with disabilities, but it is actually the right answer
across the board to establish the right terms of engagement for a dialog
with the user.

We went through this with the reversal in the precedence (author vs. user)
in the !important meta-markup in CSS2.  The same goes for the flow of
changes to objects in the user's domain as for the details of type size and


>                               The spec is nearly right, except
>that the author (=server) cannot influence the browsers behaviour.
>There's a number of methods to prevent cache's and browser's
>from caching your page, which is right, but none to prevent
>this back behaviour. Koen's original proposal would've dealt
>with that situation nicely. Oh well.
Received on Wednesday, 30 June 1999 07:31:57 UTC

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