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RE: CSS [Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities]

From: Harry Woodorw <harrry@email.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 17:50:19 +0800
To: "Vadim Plessky" <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>, "Tina Marie Holmboe" <tina@elfi.elfi.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LDEMKFBKJGCANBEJGEOICEAJCCAA.harrry@email.com>
All of this requires adjustments and changes which would be in my opinion
beyond the reasonably expected knowledge requirements of users.  Whilst I do
consider that a good knowledge of how to use the operating system of choice,
the vendor provided accessibility tools, and general functions used in menus
such as changing fonts and colours and using Find and documented accessibly
in the help system should be  a requirement the need to change browser
settings to suit different pages is unreasonable. Of course this is looking
at the view that the important thing is the user and not the technology
which is only the medium for the transfer of information.

Hmmmm....that will get some responses.

Harry Woodrow

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Vadim Plessky
Sent: Friday, 28 December 2001 7:21 PM
To: Tina Marie Holmboe; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: CSS [Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities]


On Thursday 27 December 2001 23:23, Tina Marie Holmboe wrote:
|   On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 11:15:27PM +0000, Vadim Plessky wrote:
[...]
|
|   > Sidenote: make sure that you have HTML4 Strict DTD for all your HTML
|   > files. Otherwsie, IE6 will render your page in Quirk mode.
|
|     Both Opera, Mozilla, NS 6 and IE 6 now use the DOCTYPE to determine
|     whether to render information in compatibility modes.

IE6 doesn't use DOCTYPE when it's HTML4 Transitional or Frameset
besides, MS IE tema doesn't claim to support XHTML

|
|   > One of major limitations is inability to position/center block element
|   > vertically, without doing some terrible hacks.
|
|     Centering a block element vertically - especially on a continuous
media
|     type - doesn't make an awful lot of sense, IMnsHO.

And in my opinion, layouting engine without possibility to center blocks
vertically is terribly broken.
|
|   > |     No matter. I use Mozilla 0.9.6 for my everyday browser, and have
|   > | never regretted it.
|   >
|   > Probably you have very fast computer :-)
|
|     Pentium III 550 Mhz with 128 MB RAM.

But you still can have 10000 RPM or 7200 RPM hard disk.
I have 3500 RPM HDD, as it's quite common in many laptops.
--

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