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rendering stylesheet rules

From: John Russell <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:03:36 -0500
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <4219EA38.9118.ACFA1@localhost>

You are correct in stating that the stylesheets used by the Netscape site
 are not the most elegant use of the CSS rules. I have tested the premise
 of the inline rule causing the problem by removing it from line 131 of
 template(1).css   and the menu does indeed look ok in Amaya.

However the fact remains that the original stylesheet is valid and does
result in readable display in other browsers. Browser implementers
should work towards making all valid styles and html readable even
if at times the recommendation is vague on points of rendering
 (many places actually).

I realize that there are many higher priorities such as 
internationalization, gui/widget work, and css and svg editing that 
take away from the time needed to perfect formatting (especially with so
few workers)  but could you place this quirk on the 2.do list for later
fixup.  You have gradually repaired most of the box nesting calculations
and many sites look well now. But a few touchups still remain.    

Thanks for analysing the rendering of that site and spotting 
where the error really is...  john in niagara

Le Lundi 14 Février 2005 01:06, John Russell a écrit :
> http://mozilla.org/projects/xforms/
> uses several stylesheets and displays well in all browsers except Amaya
Irene responded with
> the sidebar menu is a unordered list ....
> the items in the list are links
> when viewed with amaya the style applied to each list item is inline but
> the style applied to the nested link is block !!! it seems that this is
> what is spoiling the look of the menu as the list is being displayed
> horizontally instead of vertically .... template(1).css  seems to be
> where the rules are being generated for this level .... does this bug
> still exist or has it been repaired and i am unable to see that as i
> must use the snapshot  and not the cvs 

john russell ve3ll@rac.ca [those are L's as in LLAMA]
Received on Monday, 21 February 2005 19:03:38 UTC

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