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Re: the suitable newsgroup?

From: Russell I Pearson <R.Pearson@art.derby.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 13:07:36 +0000
Message-Id: <l03130305b25b730392df@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
>Simon Baumberg <Simon.Baumberg@ComConsult.de> wrote:
>> Is www-style@w3.org the proper forum for questions on 'how-to's or 'my
>> code is not working' questions regarding stylesheets? Or is
>> www-style@w3.org more oriented towards discussion of stylesheet
>> development and mechanics?
>I think its purpose is the latter.
>> If so, can somebody suggest to me a
>> discussion group especially for 'how-to's or 'my code is not working'
>> questions?
>To name a few, the following newsgroups may be appropriate.
>	alt.www.authoring
>	comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
>	fj.net.www.authoring
>	han.comp.www.authoring
>	japan.www.css
>Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
>W3C - World Wide Web Consortium

I agree with the sentiments, but raising 'code not working' problems can
raise interesting issues and bugs. I submitted a problem a while back which
I believed was a JavaScript stylesheet selection problem. I'm using two css
to position text in IE4 and Nav4 and found that on re-sizing the browser,
IE4 produced an erratic display and Nav4 promptly crashed the machine.
The problem turned out not to be in the selection code but proved to be in
the order which I designated the layout- I was calling up a style for one
line of text that occupied a lower part of the page _before_ that of a line
occupying a higher part. The pages loaded up fine, but the re-sizing caused
an almight memory leak (I think), and gave me an almighty headache (for
sure!). The solution was arrived at after some discussion with Rob Crooks
(http://web.bentley.edu/empl/c/rcrooks/toolbox/ ) and it has been to make
sure that all text is arranged in the order it will be displayed on the

Russell Pearson,
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