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Re: browser, rez, OS issues

From: Sue Jordan <sjacct@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 18:34:00 -0500
Message-ID: <350DB6E8.471E397B@worldnet.att.net>
To: Victoria Rosenfeld <jiggy@holly.ColoState.EDU>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Victoria Rosenfeld wrote:
> 
> Using CSSes requires the web page developer to take into account which
> browser (but what doesn't), which OS and what the resolution of the
> monitor is. Right?

What I take into account is whether a property is supported, using
Eric Meyer's Master Grid at:
http://www.webreview.com/guides/style/mastergrid.html

> I mean everything I'vedone with CSSes has required this hoop jumping.
> PLEASE - If I got it wrong, let me know! I'll stop putting JavaScript
> checking for browser & OS issues onto my pages, and annoying msgs saying,
> "This page best viewed at yyy x zzz resolution."
>
My preference is to use a conservative sub-set of CSS which will
either be rendered legibly on CSS aware browsers, or degrade
gracefully on non-CSS aware browsers. When you re-direct based on
Javascript detection, do you have to maintain separate documents?  For
me, that would severely diminish the value of CSS.
 
> Has there been a "fix" or an acknwledged work around to these issues?

I'm not sure what specific issues you mean, but discussions in the
stylesheets newsgroup has led to a bug/workaround table here:
http://home.att.net/%7Esjacct/bugs.html (last updated er... about 10
minutes ago).

The newsgroup, BTW, is news:comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets

Sue Jordan
Received on Monday, 16 March 1998 18:36:55 GMT

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