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CSS CSS Layout Basics Getting Started with CSS Layout CSS Reset with Normalize

Anja Karg
Anja Karg
6,133 Points

why user agent stylesheet - reasons? for historical reasons? when there is only html without stylesheets?

why do browsers have user agent stylesheets today? are there websites without styles today?

2 Answers

Gianluca Maio
Gianluca Maio
9,128 Points

I think HTML without stylesheet simply cannot be displayed: you'd just see a DOM tree like with XML.

The purpose of agent stylesheets is to display HTML to make it easily legible. Also, if author stylesheet fails to load, agent stylesheet will take over retaining legibility of the webpage.

David Lacedonia
David Lacedonia
13,627 Points

for when the css fails? i don't know, maybe