Re: FONT tag

Paul Treadaway (pt100@cup.cam.ac.uk)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 16:36:21 +0000


Message-Id: <199603181645.QAA12169@sun1.cup.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 16:36:21 +0000
To: WWW HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>
From: pt100@cup.cam.ac.uk (Paul Treadaway)
Subject: Re: FONT tag

At 10:00 18/03/96 -0500, Dan Delaney wrote:
> 2) <TABLES BORDER=x>
>    (Mosaic ignores the size of the border you specify. If you put 0 they 
>     put a border anyway!)

What version of Mosaic are you using? The version I have certainly doesn't
display a border when the width is specified as 0. In fact it works exactly
as expected.

> 3) <IMG ... BORDER=0>
>    (Mosaic still ignores the border specification for an image when it 
>     is used as a link. What's really funny is that their own "What's 
>     New" page uses this on its images but their own browser doesn't 
>     support it! Check it out! It looks a lot better in Netscape because 
>     Netscape listens to the border spec and doesn't put that horrible blue 
>     line around it.

Blue lines are frames round anchors, not borders, by default, aren't they.
The question of borders should definitely be distinct from the question of
how you mark something as a link (though of course if you frame your links,
you can't tell whether they're bordered or not). The latter has
traditionally been user-configurable in browsers.
   However once again, my copy of Mosaic seems to do what you want w.r.t.
the images which have the attribute BORDER set to 0, and those which haven't
in the page you refer to, so once again you should specify which version of
Mosaic you are using, (and if necessary upgrade).

Paul Treadaway