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Re: Indicating browser support for XHTML1.0

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 10:58:33 +0000
Message-ID: <3BFE2BD9.7020605@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org
 > For my code, for example, I estimate I use ~25% less bytes when I use
 > CSS rather than tag-attributes. My application is very interactive -

CSS is compatible with all the versions of HTML mentioned (and
HTML 4.01 is equivalent to XHTML 1.0 in capability)..

Claims of the version of HTML supported (I doubt that there are any
browsers that fully support  even 4.01) are only a crude indicator
of style sheet support.  If you want make style sheets browser dependent,
you need to know exact service pack levels, togetiher with whether the user
has disabled them and what rules they have overridden..

The actual design philosophy for styles is that one should be able to
write a page that makes good sense without them and use them simply
to enhance the presentation of the material.  Unfortunately, broken
implementations and the lack of a facility for giving sets of rules on an
all or nothing basis means tthat full use of styles may require the users of
poor implementations to disable style sheets.
Received on Friday, 23 November 2001 05:59:07 GMT

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