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Re: Hair loss and Netscape Blues !!

From: Bodo Eing <eingb@uni-muenster.de>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 10:22:35 +0100
To: HTML Tidy List <html-tidy@w3.org>, "J. David Bryan" <jdbryan@acm.org>
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Date forwarded: 	Tue, 12 Dec 2000 23:32:16 -0500 (EST)
From:           	"J. David Bryan" <jdbryan@acm.org>
Organization:   	Palomar Corporation
To:             	HTML Tidy List <html-tidy@w3.org>
Date sent:      	Tue, 12 Dec 2000 23:32:00 -0500
Priority:       	normal
Subject:        	Re: Hair loss and Netscape Blues !!
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Dave,

> On 12 Dec 2000, at 9:09, Steve Acton, Aggregates UK wrote:
> 
> > Trying to make the site cross-browser compatible but have been tempted to
> > use a (small) internal style sheet to control table positioning, table
> > data font, BG colour, cell dimensions etc. All works fine in IE 5 but in
> > Navigator 4.75 it's a disaster ! 
> 
> For details of the level of CSS support in various browsers, look at the 
> Master Compatibility Chart at:
> 
>   http://www.webreview.com/style/css1/charts/mastergrid.shtml

Great hint! Thanks!

> and also at the CSS Pointers Group:
> 
>   http://css.nu/index.html

(this one I knew already)

> 
> Finally, general questions about HTML and CSS that don't relate 
> specifically to HTML Tidy will be better addressed on these newsgroups:
> 
>   comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
>   comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
> 
> ...if only because the folks there address questions of cross-
browser 
> compatibility daily.
> 

Aggreed. Nevertheless I'd like to make some specific comments on 
Steve's problems:


>-	correct rendering of cell bg colours

Try to stick to the named HTML colors. This is 
not a CSS issue.

>-	incorrect cell dimensions

Don't try to do this with CSS. 

>-	refusal to centre top table (of 2) in 
>window - despite trying <DIV
>align...,
>			<CENTER>.....</CENTER> as 
>alternatives to alignment
>through the style sheet
>		- strangely, the lower table on the 
>page does get centred,
>using the style sheet

Centering tables on the screen works in CSS with

body {text-align: center} in your style sheet. 

However, now you have to set the text-align 
attribute for all other elements of your page 
individually, because they may or may not 
inherit it from the body element (except tables, 
but do not rely on this)

>Oh, and at no time has html-tidy had any 
>problem with my coding except
>for
><ALT>'s etc which I'm inserting later on.

Tidy just checks if your code is in accordance 
with the specified doctype. Incomplete or wrong 
implementation of HTML or CSS in browser 
software is not Tidy's fault.

Bodo

eingb@uni-muenster.de

Dr. med. Bodo Eing
Institut fuer Medizinische Mikrobiologie
Klinische Virologie
v.-Stauffenbergstr. 36
48151 Muenster
Germany

Phone: ++49 251 7793 111 Fax: ++49 251 7793-104
Received on Wednesday, 13 December 2000 04:21:01 GMT

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