[whatwg] <nostyle> consideration

Kornel Lesinski kornel at geekhood.net
Mon Jun 15 16:23:23 PDT 2009

On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 21:26:21 +0100, Thomas Powell <tpowell at gmail.com>  

> 1) Head Usage
> <nostyle>
>  <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0;url=/errors/stylerequired.html">
> </nostyle>
> 2) Body Usage
> <nostyle>
>  <h2>Warning: Styles required for correct rendering</h2>
> </nostyle>

Purpose of this element seems to make lack of CSS "not my problem" instead  
of providing meaningful alternative.

This is not helpful for users without CSS. It only helps authors to  
discriminate against them, and I'm strongly against it.

> Comments?

<noscript> is a very poor solution, and <nostyle> would be too. You should  
use graceful degradation/progressive enhancement instead (in both cases).

regards, Kornel Lesinski

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