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Some elements not working in Netscape 4.7x

From: Marco Canderle <marco_canderle@topmail.com.ar>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 14:33:52 -0300 (GMT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <TD1GJUWSG@topmail.com.ar.>

I donīt have too many experience programming with HTML, but 
giving my first steps with it, Iīve found something I would 
like to know about. There are some elements (see the txt file 
with the sample code) that doesnīt work properly or doesnīt 
work at all in Netscape Navigator 4.7x, while they work 
perfectly under IE5. What i would like to know is why this 
happens, because I donīt like to say my siteīs visitors to use 
IE5; the same way I donīt like someone to tell me which 
browser to use. So I would apreciate a lot if you can answer 
I think the problem is with last HTML 4 specifications but Iīm 
not really sure. 
Iīve mailed Netscape supportīs homepage but they havenīt 
answered yet.

Well, thatīs all. Thanks for your time.

Marco Canderle
Computer Science student at San Luis University - Argentina

Marco Canderle
Santa Rosa (L.P.)
e-mail: marco_canderle@topmail.com.ar

Advance FreeMail, su email en la Web: http://www.topmail.com.ar/

HereŨs the sample code:

The <button> element here, doesn't work in Netscape 4.7x while it works perfectly in Internet Explorer 5.0:

Example 1:
<button name="submit" value="submit" type="submit">&nbsp
 <img src="images/argentina.gif" alt="Submit form">
<button name="reset" type="reset">Delete</button>

Example 2:
<form action="mailto:marco_canderle@topmail.com.ar" method="post" enctype="text/palin">
  <label for="apellido">Last name: </label><input type="text" id="last" size="25"><br>
  <label for="nombre">First name: </label><input type="text" id="first" size="50"><br>
  <label for="e-mail">E-mail: </label><input type="text" id="e-mail" size="20><br>
  <label>Date of birth: <input type="text" name="date" size="20"></label><br>
  <label for="Country">Country: </label><br>
  <select id="Country" size="1">
   <option value="ARG">Argentina</option>
   <option value="BRA">Barsil</option>
   <option value="PAR">Paraguay</option>
   <option value="CHI">Chile</option>
   <option value="BOL">Bolivia</option>
   <option selected value="URU">Uruguay</option>
  <button name="submit" value="submit" type="submit" tabindex="2"> 
    Submit form
 <button name="reset" type="reset" tabindex="1">
    Reset form
(Also, I'm not sure if <label> works properly in Netscape)

<textarea> doesn't work in Netscape while works perfectly in IE 5.0:

<TEXTAREA NAME="TextA" ROWS="10" COLS="50"></textarea>

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