FTP FAQ document standards (was: Re: [ntp:questions] Re: Trimble Setup Question)

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Sep 2 15:15:17 UTC 2003


In article <i215b.362$Km1.2200632 at news-text.cableinet.net>, David J
Taylor wrote:

> "Maarten Wiltink" <maarten at kittensandcats.net> wrote in message
> news:3f5498ed$0$49105$e4fe514c at news.xs4all.nl...
>
>> David J Taylor wrote in message ...
>
>> I seem not to have this problem. There may be a relation with
>> the fact that my IE has been instructed to ignore colours, font
>> styles, and font sizes in all pages. This is under the settings for
>> "accessibility" and I can highly recommed it.
>
> I think this re-inforces my original point - it should _not_ be
> necessary to alter anyone's browser settings to read this document.

This is addressed in the FAQ:

| http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-a-faq.htm#D-META-APPEARANCE
| 
| 1.5.1. I don't like the look of the FAQ. What can I do?
| 
| You are lucky: Actually the source of the FAQ uses no formatting rules
| at all, even the DSSSL code relies on HTML classes and style sheets to
| do the rendering. All properties like borders, colours, and font
| attributes are taken from a cascading style sheet (CSS).
| 
| In practice, this means you don't have to change the HTML source to
| change the appearance. Instead simply provide your favourite user style
| sheet to do the formatting. If you prefer no fancy attributes at all,
| just empty the docbook.css file.[2]
| 
| If the output looks extraordinarily odd, you may have a broken HTML
| browser. See also Q: 1.5.2..
| 
| If you think colours are inconsistently chosen, please make a SUGGESTION
| for future improvement. If you dislike single colours or combinations
| thereof, please SUGGEST a change.

Contributing a revised style sheet will help you get what you want.
Ranting in a newsgroup will not.

-- 
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>



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