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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-30 12:26:25

Thanks for the detailed reply. Comments inline...

Rob Stewart wrote:
> 1. My browser's "always underline links" setting is not being
> respected. <snip>
> 2. My browser's link colors are not being honored. <snip>

These specific design issues can be revisited, but the larger question
is of a style-sheet overriding browser defaults. Are you against any
website creating a distinct look-n-feel by customizing settings such as

> 3. Sans serif text is harder to read. You should use a font with
> serifs for the body text and sans serif fonts for headings.

This issue was discussed on the boost-docs list. I put up a side-by-side
comparison of serif and sans-serif documentation, and without exception,
everyone there found sans-serif to be both more attractive *and* easier
to read than serif, even those who initially expressed doubt. If you
feel strongly about this point, I suggest you re-open the discussion on
boost-docs. Many people you would need to convice loiter there.

> 4. Some things don't adapt well to differing resolutions and font
> sizes. Consider the preferred/portable syntax table at
> At my default settings, I see half of the second column. Were
> the table not offset so far, I'd see the whole thing.

I can reduce the margin used by tables. Thanks.

> 5. In
> a list is introduced with, "Three such libraries are
> summarized below:," but there are no bullets setting off the
> three paragraphs.

CSS bug. I'll fix it.

The other issues you mention do not have anything to do with the style


Eric Niebler
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