Re: Style Sheets for HTML

Rob Raisch, The Internet Company (
Tue, 24 May 1994 14:34:01 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 24 May 1994, Sarr Blumson wrote:
> I am visually handicapped. One of the things that makes my life a little more
> difficult is publishers' fondness for making things a little prettier by doing
> things like printing grey text on slightly lighter grey backgrounds (I find
> much of what's printed in Wired illegible, for example). One of the ways that
> WWW viewers make my life easier is exactly by allowing me to play with fonts
> and colors so I can read more comfortably.

Please note that my suggestion for the implementation of stylesheets in
WWW in no way dicates what the user MUST see. Stylesheets, to be
effective, need to be a collection of HINTS or SUGGESTIONS regarding the
visual presentation of information.

> Stop talking to publishers. Talk to readers. Tell the publishers what the
> readers said.

Ahhh, but we are entirely redefining publishing. You tell Simon-Schuster
and Paramount that they need to drop everything and start living on-line.

-- </rr> Rob Raisch, The Internet Company