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Re: CSS optimised for different browsers

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 11:14:47 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200211161114.gAGBElZ06278@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> I'm wondering whether it is possible to have the page load a simple default
> CSS, then somehow detect the browser and load the alternative CSS optimised

Browser detection is unreliable for minority browsers because of past
abuses of browser detection.  They to tend identify as IE to avoid outright
discrimination by web sites, or use of out of date browsercap databases.
Even IE was once in this category, which is why IE claims to be Netscape's
Mozilla - then, as a comment, says what it really is, making a nonsense
of the whole User Agent part of the HTTP protocol.
Received on Saturday, 16 November 2002 06:14:53 UTC

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