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Re: Not as strict as it could have been

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 09:58:44 -0400
Message-ID: <39609C14.1D669A46@w3.org>
To: Chris Croome <chris@croome.net>
CC: site-comments@w3.org
Chris Croome wrote:
> 
> Hi
> 
> > 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
> page,
> 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:
> http://chris.croome.net/css/

Yes, but that involves browser sniffing (if I'm not mistaken).
I didn't mention that one design constraint was "no browser sniffing".

 - Ian
 
> 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!).




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