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Re: [leafnode-list] leafnode.org
On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> Tim McDaniel wrote:
> > Sorry for the off-topicalness continuing, but I see no reason
> > for Cornelius, or almost anyone else, to set the font family
> > on a web page, whether by <font> or by CSS. It's simply
> > not their business and serves no function.
> .. except design. It has been argued a thousand times (at least :-)
> that HTML was intended to be a logical markup. Nevertheless, I prefer
> reading pages that are aesthetically pleasing as well (that's why I
> prefer google over altavista *heh*). I want a page to look nice with
> a graphical browser, but it should be readable with lynx as well. I
> think the current layout serves both browser families quite well.
> (I have not tried it with w3m, though.)
One of the nice things about CSS is it lets you have the best of
both worlds. The web site designer can cna write a style sheet with
font setting etc, and the viewer can write their own style sheet
which can override any of these settings.
(or at least will be able to, I don't think any browsers implement
this feature yet. But it is part of CSS2).
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