Re: Award for most unreadable pages: Businessweek!

Chris Ridd (C.Ridd@isode.com)
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 10:46:08 +0100


Message-Id: <199708280946.FAA07944@www10.w3.org>
To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
cc: www-html@w3.org, webmaster@businessweek.com
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 28 Aug 1997 02:07:27 PDT." <v03102800b02aebd46266@[205.149.180.135]>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 10:46:08 +0100
From: Chris Ridd <C.Ridd@isode.com>
Subject: Re: Award for most unreadable pages: Businessweek!

On Thu, 28 Aug 1997 02:07:27 PDT, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> I don't know how they accomplished it, but all the text was superimposed
> over itself -- absolutely impossible to decipher (short of doing a select
> all, copying, and pasting into a word processor).
> 
> The page: <http://www.businessweek.com/1996/42/b34971.htm>
> 
> Its style sheet: <http://www.businessweek.com/styles/main.css>
> 
> How it looks in IE3: <http://www.natural-innovations.com/businessweek.gif>

Maybe IE3 thinks that "line-height: 1.1" means 1.1 pixels :-(

> It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world... ::sigh::

Yup!

Chris

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