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From: Susan Lesch <lesch@macvirus.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 21:46:10 -0700
Message-Id: <l03110700b2c9b97a6bde@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
While they look very nice in MSIE 4.01 and 4.5, the newer W3C technical
reports seem to be hard, and in one case impossible to read in MSIE 3.01a
Mac. Maybe another subscriber to this list can confirm these findings.

Removing the declarations embedded in HEAD for 'background' and 'color'
from [1] which reverse the colors to light on dark seems to fix the most
(making the text of that Note entirely readable if one perseveres). Compare

      .feedback {border: thin solid black; padding: 1ex; margin: 1em;
        /* background: #808080; color: white */}

Also there are screen-long and, less important, just plain longish blank
spaces in these reports that can be fixed by removing (in order of how much
removing them helps) from [3]:

DIV.head H1 { /* margin-top: 3em */; text-align: center }

DIV.head TABLE { /* margin: 2em */ }

/* P {
  margin-top: 0.6em;
  margin-bottom: 0.6em;
} */

Also it may help to know that the :hover color shows up for every link.

Another time I mentioned that Netscape inserts question marks when
"list-style: none" so won't go into that here. Apologies for this quick
report which is less than comprehensive even for just one browser, MSIE
3.01a Mac.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-CSS-potential
[2] http://www.macvirus.com/test/ie3/note-css-ie3mac.gif
[3] http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/W3C-NOTE

Susan Lesch
Received on Tuesday, 19 January 1999 00:59:09 UTC

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