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Re: Not as strict as it could have been

From: Chris Croome <chris@croome.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 15:06:53 +0100
Message-ID: <39609DFD.DCAE384B@croome.net>
To: site-comments@w3.org

> Chris Croome wrote:
> >
> > 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".

There is no browser sniffing on my site in terms of CSS :-)

All browsers get the default style sheet (or another if they 
selected a different one using cookies) and then browsers that 
support @import (IE 4/5 and NN6) get an additional style sheet 
which sents some sizes using em's (this is to prevent IE3 doing 
daft things) and finally there is a third style sheet only used 
on the front page and this does the columns and it's called using 
@import as well so Netscape 4 won't get it.

The only browser sniffing I have set up is a special message that 
Lynx users get! 

BTW this list archive is rather cool with all the Reply-to links 
set up to work really well :-)


Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>

Received on Monday, 3 July 2000 10:06:22 UTC

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