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Re: Reframing my question

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 21:37:12 +0000
Message-Id: <200201071844.g07IigH25863@post.cnt.ru>
To: bekah <bekah@collaborighting.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Monday 07 January 2002 15:21, bekah wrote:
|   Dear w3 style list:
|   I asked a question (below) about navigation and CSS recently. I was
|   going to post some examples to this list.
|   But as I study the problem more, I find new questions arise.
|   The accessibility universe is in a state of expansion. New user agents
|   are being developed. Decisions I make now
|   on web design may be obsolete in a few years.

Most likely, XHTML Basic will be here even in 5 years.
Apply core modules of CSS3 (already implemented in CSS2 and somewhat defined 
in CSS3) - say, BoxModel (without Positioning, Tables) on XHTML Basic - and I 
would say, you are on a "safe side" :-)
|   I have succeeded in separating structure from presentation. I am using
|   CSS to control the look of my HTML page, but not
|   consistently from browser to browser.
|   Am I wasting my time orchestrating my style sheets to work with each
|   browser especially since my content is not due to be published for at
|   least 6 years?

Latest versions of major browsers (MS IE, Netscape/Mozilla) have rather good 
CSS support.
Just be sure that you use HTML4 Strict DTD if you use / test MS IE6.

As about 6 years: you are looking to far, and none can make prediction what 
will be with the web in 2007/2008.
For example, I have strong opinion that Microsoft will be diminished at that 
time [2007/2008], so there will be no need to check web sites with MS IE, as 
it will be already legacy ;-))

|   By that time, will a portable document standard be available for
|   universal accessibility?

It's already here. Problem is that most implementtaions of current 
"renderers" (so-called "browsers") have different opinion how some elements 
should be rendered.
CSS itself is (partially) guilty for this - you may find [checking www-style 
archive, for example] that CSS1 and CSS2 have serious limitations in design.

|   Bekah
|   > Hi,
|   >
|   > I am using cascading style sheets to implement accessible webpages.
|   >
|   > My pages are looking good in alternative browsers except for one
|   > problem: navigation.
|   > The voice browsers run my boxes together (I am using classes and ids
|   > and DIVs.)
|   >
|   > Can anyone point me to a good reference on how to fix this? I do not
|   > see one handy at www.w3.org .
|   > Also, http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/ is difficult to scroll on both
|   > mozilla and IE.

It's easy to scroll in Konqueror which I am using (www.konqueror.org)
// note: I have a wheel mouse and use a Wheel to scroll :-)

|   >
|   > Thank you,
|   > Bekah


Vadim Plessky
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