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Re: Netscape 4's Parsing Problems

From: Jesse Kaufman <glandix@maple.websurf.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 14:30:35 -0500 (CDT)
To: A Braunsdorf <ab@eas.purdue.edu>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10010021424220.27864-100000@maple.websurf.net>
i've found that (for what i've done) netscape doesn't care about whether
or not things are in an internal or exturnal stylesheet...  it also
doesn't care, unfortunately, if there are @import rules in your
stylesheet, as it just ignores this along w/ many other things...

in my opinion the place where NS does the worst w/ stylesheets is in
tables...  i've found that sometimes the best way to format tables is by
using <span> elements w/in the table cells if you change alignment...  if
you try to do a <td class="title-align-right"> and the stylesheet defines
"title-align-right" to be right aligned when everything else is centered,
one of two things happens:

1.) The table is left-aligned no matter what you try to do
2.) Everything AFTER the table is aligned incorrectly

i've had a fair amount of experience trying to get things to look as much
the same from IE -> Netscape -> Netscape for linux -> Mozilla, so if
there's anything in specific you are trying to do that NS doesn't like, i
may be of help...

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On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, A Braunsdorf wrote:

> I've not been on this list long, so I hope I'm not rehashing stuff
> too much.
> I've been trying to get my style sheets to do something reasonable
> in Netscape 4 (a lost cause, I know), and when I'd about reached
> the end of my rope, I found that reordering things in my file
> "helped".  Argh.
> Has anyone determined exactly what's wrong with Netscape's parser
> that makes it blow some kinds of declarations?  I've found moving
> things from external to internal sheets often makes them "work",
> but this reordering is considerably more mysterious.
> I don't want to spend a lot of brainpower working around bugs in
> stupid browsers, but I figured if someone had already run this
> down, it could save the rest of us the trouble.
> ab
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