Re: Browsers which support HTML 3.0 Tables

lilley (lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk)
Wed, 19 Apr 1995 20:20:48 +0100 (BST)


From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <15896.9504191920@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Browsers which support HTML 3.0 Tables
To: bsicelof@nando.net
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 20:20:48 +0100 (BST)
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950419130152.4347A-100000@parsifal.nando.net> from "Bsiceloff" at Apr 19, 95 01:04:09 pm

BRUCE SICELOFF> wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Apr 1995, Tony Jebson wrote:

> > Browser                   HTTP User Agent value
> > ~~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Arena                     Arena/version.number
> > Netscape-1.1b3            Mozilla/1.1b3
> >
> > Are there any other browsers out there that support them?
 
> 	NCSA Mosaic 2b4 supports html3 tables.

On what platform , and what is the User Agent value?

For X, I found that Mosaic 2.5 sort of supported tables. A text-only table
was rendered OK, while one with mixed text and graphics was a complete mess.
Still on the X platform, 2.6b1 was just the same.
Arena 0.96s supports most of the table spec, but dumps core if it finds a 
FIG inside the table.
Netscape 1.1b3 (X platform and PC platform) supports most of the table spec
but ignores table alignment.
I have reason to believe (from looking at our log files) that Mosaic
for Mac may support tables, but am unable to try it myself.

Browser                   HTTP User Agent value
~~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Arena 0.96s               Arena/0.96s  libwww/
Mosaic 2.5                NCSA Mosaic for the X Window System/2.5  libwww/2.12 modified
Mosaic 2.6b1              NCSA Mosaic/2.6b1 (X11;HP-UX A.09.03 9000/735)
Mosaic 2.0.0.b5           NCSA Mosaic/2.0.0 b5 (Macintosh)
Netscape 1.1b3            Mozilla/1.1b3 (X11; I; HP-UX A.09.03 9000/735)

I tried emacs-w3 mode and it did not do tables, but is not the latest 
version either.

Emacs W3 mode             Emacs-W3/2.1.90 URL/1.212

The URL I used for this check was:

<http://info.mcc.ac.uk/hpctec/courses/Biocomputing/tools/hpn/April6-95.html>

which includes two tables, one with text and one with a text/img mix.

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