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Re: Unable to read W3C style sheet previews using IE3.02?

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 09:46:29 -0800
Message-Id: <v04220804b49a8276934c@[170.1.221.3]>
To: Roy.Gardiner@natwest.com, www-style@w3.org
At 4:56 PM +0000 1/6/00, Roy.Gardiner@natwest.com wrote:
>Attempting to read
>
>http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/Core/preview
>
>using IE4 is OK but using IE3.02 the text comes up microscopic. In
>http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/Core/ it says that browser sniffing is used to
>select a suitable style sheet. What's wrong, anyone?

My guess is that you're using a proxy server of some kind? The 
stylesheet for more nearly conformant browsers is getting stuck in 
cache and sent to IE3, which chokes on it.

This is a known liability of the project, to be addressed in the 
upcoming revision (yes, i know, you've heard this before).

Meanwhile, if you're willing and able to muss up your pages to 
accommodate IE3, you can try some of the IE3-specific workarounds 
listed from http://css.nu/pointers/ . Or you can advise IE3 users in 
your organization to upgrade (to most anything except NS4.x) or turn 
stylesheet "support" off in their browsers.
--
Todd Fahrner
http://style.metrius.com/

The printed page transcends space and time. The printed page, the
infinitude of books, must be transcended. THE ELECTRO-LIBRARY.

  - El Lissitzky, 1923
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