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RE: Possible "background" extension for XHTML Transitional....

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 12:57:43 -0800
To: <groth@ihug.com.au>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006401c083ec$cd0aa000$0100a8c0@aries>
Have you checked your tracking logs to see what percentage of your users are
using browsers that would "benefit" from this technique? My question is, Why
are you spending time trying to make the presentation of your pages
identical in older non-CSS browsers? Why not concentrate on CSS (e.g., use
XHTML Strict) and let it gracefully degrade into an admittedly plain look in
older browsers. With very little effort, it can be made quite accessible,
and I don't think it will harm your bottom line. Best of all, you'll make
life easier - XHTML Strict is much easier to code and make cross-browser
compatible than XHTML Transitional (unless, of course, you're trying to
fudge effects that the code was never intended to produce in the first
place).

Charles F. Munat,
Seattle, Washington
Received on Sunday, 21 January 2001 15:50:52 GMT

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