Re: Style Sheet Support (was:Fw: Images and formatting of lists, keywords in <a>)

Marc A. Duncan (
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 17:43:06 -0400

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From: "Marc A. Duncan" <>
To: "Chuck White" <>, <>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 17:43:06 -0400
Subject: Re: Style Sheet Support (was:Fw: Images and formatting of lists, keywords in <a>)

I would agree that if Microsoft does it, it will probably greatly influence
Netscape.  I, unfortunately, have not been able to get a copy of the new
IE4.0.  I do have a copy of the new Netscape.  I guess that I really can't
fully comment until I'm able to acquire a copy of IE4.  Yet, if I'm unable
to get a copy, so are most everyone out there.  And, what about all those
Netscape users, with and without, the latest version.  What are they
supposed to do?  Granted, in my opinion, they should get a copy of the
latest IE, but it is virtually impossible and they usually feel,
unfortunately, that they must stick by Netscape at all costs.  What is
completely left out of this equation, though, are all those who don't use
Netscape or Microsoft browsers.

Marc A. Duncan
M&A Duncan 
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> From: Chuck White <>
> To: Marc A. Duncan <>;
> Subject: Re: Style Sheet Support (was:Fw: Images and formatting of lists,
keywords in <a>)
> Date: Wednesday, August 06, 1997 3:16 PM
> Marc A. Duncan wrote:
> > Ok, I thought that style sheets were supposed to do all that, too.
> > But in
> > my attempt to use style sheet, I have found that they are basically
> > unsupported.  In general those who do support them, don't support most
> > of
> > the most important things they can do, making them pretty much
> > useless.  On
> > top of that, most browsers just simply do not recognize them.  That
> > means
> > they are, at this point, totally useless.  I feel that UA developers
> > need
> > to have more pressure placed on them to incorporate this powerful
> > technology as quickly as possible.
> >
> > I guess that it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to reincorporate
> > things
> > into html which have been removed because of style sheets.  They can
> > always
> > be removed in later versions once style sheets are better supported.
> >
> > Marc A. Duncan
> > M&A Duncan
> >
>  What, exactly, is it that browsers aren't supporting? IE 4.0 supports
> just about every property in the CSS1 recommendations, as well as those
> for CSS positioning, in addition to a wealth of well defined DOM
> properties and methods. As for Netscape's spotty support of Style
> Sheets, I can't imagine a more persuasive source of pressure than
> Microsoft's army of software engineers responsible for said support.
> Even with Netscape's spotty support, give me a 4.0 browser, and I'll
> give you a CSS page (a little sloppy still code-wise, but a CSS page
> nonetheless).
> regards,
> -- chuck white
> "The Hottest Ads on Earth."