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RE: Style sheet and Netscape

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 13:55:20 -0700
To: "'Chuck White'" <lillyming@earthlink.net>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001901bdbfea$319f7c30$7422dbd0@bonezero>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Chuck White
> Sent: Monday, August 03, 1998 7:26 PM
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Fw: Style sheet and Netscape
>
>
>
> Chuck White
> chuckw@javertising.com
> http://www.javertising.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck White <lillyming@earthlink.net>
> To: <braden@endoframe.com>
> Date: Monday, August 03, 1998 7:22 PM
> Subject: Re: Style sheet and Netscape
>
>
> >First, shoot me if I'm wrong, but I don't perceive this list
> as being a
> help
> >file for style sheet crafters.

It's not. But that doesn't mean that interoperability issues aren't
pertinent.

> Second, aiming for
> compatibility with other
> >browsers (under 4.0) is fruitless. If you want to use style
> sheets, write
> >valid HTML that would survive a "strict" 4.0 validator, and use style
> >sheets. That way, everybody can read your pages, even that
> cheese salesman
> >in Wisconsin looking at your site with a PDA

This is, to put it mildly, naive. Implementation deficiencies (WRT the
standards) ensure that not even strict HTML 4 can be guaranteed to work as
expected all of the time. And the same can be said for CSS.

Braden
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 1998 16:48:14 GMT

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