Changing the colour in Google lists when it has been read.

Richard Porter ricp at
Sat Jun 7 09:43:32 BST 2008

On 7 Jun 2008 John-Mark Bell wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Jun 2008, Keith Hopper wrote:

>>> On 5 Jun 2008 Anthony Hilton wrote:
>>>> Surely it is a browser setting to change the colour of a link which
>>>> has been followed.

> It's all the same issue -- namely that the :visited pseudo class is not
> currently supported. All NetSurf's rendering is implemented in terms of
> CSS, regardless of where the styling came from.

I wouldn't argue with that, but I'd have started off with the browser 
default choices and then the body tag colours at the top of the 
cascade. That is presumably what the pseudo classes will eventually 

What is a real problem is that the bgcolor attribute is acted on (and 
text) but not the link colours. Therefore if you visit a page with a 
blue background the text links are invisible.

A lot of web authors and html editors don't help by setting some 
attributes in html and others in CSS, which causes similar problems 
with browsers that don't support CSS. The only get-out is to have an 
option to ignore document colours altogether (for which there is a 
feature request).

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