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RE: PCMag ranks the browsers and says IE6 is the best...

From: fstorr <fffrancis@fstorr.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 20:20:38 +0100
To: <public-evangelist@w3.org>
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> IMO, CSS is a nice-to-have and not essential to creating a standards
compliant website. As long as Netscape 4 can handle > the clean HTML it
is given, then it is a satisfactory way of determining whether HTML4.01
markup is correct. I am open  > to correction on its handling of XHTML


Surely this depends on the level of standards that you are working to?
Once you move away from transitional 4.01 and 4.01 strict and xhtml, css
isn't a nice to have, it's essential.  I'm guessing that most people on
this list are trying to push for:

A: standards in general (in the main)
B: a move away from html and into xhtml

Yes, you can have a perfectly valid page with loads of depreciated
elements and the like using an HTML transitional DTD, but once you start
getting into XHTML the validity is gone.


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