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Viewing alternate stylesheets in IE
Is there an equivalent to firefox's button on the status bar?

 1:10 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)


Is there any way in Internet Explorer 6 to choose to use an alternate stylesheet where one is declared? Firefox has a button on the status bar, but I can't find an equivalent in IE...



 1:23 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

The short answer: no.


 1:28 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

There are some solutions using javascript, but I don't have a link handy.


 7:51 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

The way I see it, the point of alt stylesheets is so that the user can easily swap between them. Catering to IE with all this extra code only means that there's no pressure on MS to adopt the standards. Why should they bother getting their act together when the webmasters will do it for them?

Just provide your stylesheets as is. If they can't view them, they can't view them. Too bad. Maybe include a note to tell them that they're missing out on stuff available in every other browser.

Besides, your page should still work without any stylesheets, so they are not vital.


 8:19 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

On a personal site I'd agree with R1tchard. I provide an alternative style on my site but don't bother to make it accessible to IE users. If they want to use IE then they can live with the single style.

On the other hand, if a client asked for multiple styles then I'd go for a javascript solution.

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