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From: J M K Green <jmkgre@essex.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 14:16:12 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <SIMEON.9711181412.C@sd115.essex.ac.uk>
Hi there,

I've just been in discussion with a tech bod at www.netmachanic.com 
about frames in their HTML validator. The subject of compatibility 
between the new HTML 4.0 specification and the older one provided by 
Netscape and Microsoft and now used by *a lot* of people cropped up as 
being of vital importance.

Basically, I tried to convert my index.htm which contains frames and a 
noframes area into the HTML 4.0 specification, and NN 3 promptly 
displayed nothing at all. If we are to use the new 4.0 specification, 
how are we to cater for older (pre 4.0 release) browsers who's document 
structure definition is, er, rather different? Surely a front page of:

Click here for pre 4.0 browsers,

or Here otherwise.

cannot be justified, or am I getting things totally wrong?

Please clarrify your position on this matter.


James Green.
Received on Tuesday, 18 November 1997 09:16:46 UTC

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