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Re: Not as strict as it could have been

From: Chris Croome <chris@croome.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 14:54:51 +0100
Message-ID: <39609B2B.836ECFF6@croome.net>
To: site-comments@w3.org

> Re: Not as strict as it could have been
> From: Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)
> Date: Sat, Jul 01 2000
> We tried very hard to use CSS floats instead of a table, but
> the behavior across browsers was inconsistent and in some cases
> made the content inaccessible. Had the results been different
> across browsers but acceptable, we probably would have gone with
> floats.

This is possible to get working without causing problems -- my home
http://chris.croome.net/ has 2 columns for people using Netscape 6 and 
IE5 and a single column for people using older browsers. This has all 
been done using CSS and it's XHTML strict and it's been tested using 
Lynx etc The CSS I used is all linked to as text files from here:

It is also possible to get this layout working for Netscape 4 and IE4 
but I decided not to bother as I would have had to go for XHTML 
transitional due to the hacks needed...

However I guess you want non-CSS browsers to get the column layout... 
so no option but to use tables (yuck!).


Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>

Received on Monday, 3 July 2000 09:54:08 UTC

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