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MSIE 3.0 - More strangeness

From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1997 17:14:48 -0800
Message-Id: <s2d3d269.073@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
To: www-style@www10.w3.org
I've noticed that MSIE 3.0 doesn't attach CSS information
(at least not color) to the following HTML 3 elements:

<Q><CITE><CODE><KBD><VAR><AU><PERSON><ACRONYM><INS><DEL>

(Out of these elements, <code> <var> <kbd> and <cite> are 
in the HTML 3.2 specification.)

This is kinda weird, because it recognizes <CITE>, <KBD>, and 
<VAR> to the point that it changes font characteristics (<cite> 
and <var> in italics, <KBD> in boldface.) 

Also, there's <CODE>, which in MSIE for Win 95 uses a 
non-proportional font, but in the Mac version doesn't 
unless specified to do so in CSS!  Huh? Mac MSIE doesn't 
recognize color with <CODE>, but it does recognize 
font-family.

Testing methodology: Looked at ye olde HTML 3 and 
CSS test document [1] with MSIE for windows 95 and Macintosh.

[1] http://www.nps.navy.mil/internal/tutorial/test.html

C  h a r l e s    P e y t o n   T a y l o r         ctaylor@nps.navy.mil
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Received on Wednesday, 8 January 1997 20:09:27 GMT

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