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RE: Tables and Netscape 4.x

From: Kat Street <Katja.Street@nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 10:42:59 +0100 (BST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0107031038260.17209-100000@granby.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk>

I am using TopStyle to write (and validate) my CSS, but the problem is
that I'm trying to apply a new style sheet to existing pages, that not
only weren't written by me, they weren't even written by people that know
much about HTML, so, to use the technical term, they're well dodgy mate.

Hence things like lists of headings in tables.  Yuck.  Trying to fiddle it
so that everyone's pages look okay is a total nightmare.

I don't think removing the TD rule will work, because lots of people have
their entire pages laid out in tables, and I have a feeling that netscape
will render those pages with the default font size.

I'll experiment....

Kat


On 2 Jul 2001, Brian Kavanaugh wrote:

> Netscape 6, perhaps, but certainly not Netscape 4.x! Its support of CSS is
> truly horrible, and its bugs are many and well documented. See, for example,
> http://www.richinstyle.com.
> 
> Homesite's CSS editor is a scaled-down version of TopStyle, which is an
> excellent CSS editor. Their Web site is
> http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle/index.asp.
> 
> ches <ches@io.com> wrote:
> > No, netscape require strict perfect flawless code. If we are not able to
> > code correctly following the rules to the letter it will not work in
> > Netscape.
> > 
> > The browser just requires perfection in your code.
> > 
> > If you have homesite it has a great way of codeing css for Netscape with
> > its Style editor. Try that and see if it works. At least your code will be
> > cleaner and less cluttered.
> > 
> > I do not promote myself as being the best coder in the southwest but my
> > pages display exactly as I need them to in Netscape. That is a pretty good
> > tool if you ask me. :)
> > 
> > -- 
> > Sincerely,
> > Franchesca
> > ches@io.com
> > 
> > On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Peter Foti (PeterF) wrote:
> > 
> > Netscape blows.  I've read that if you apply styles to a table, then
> > anything after the table will not be displayed correctly.  This is a bug
> > (one of many) in Netscape.
> > 
> > Peter Foti
> > 
> 
> 
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> Brian Kavanaugh
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> 
> 
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