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Re: Targeting CSS3 only (evil?), either with pseudoclass or an extra syntax for properties.

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 21:38:54 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200504042038.j34Kcsa01699@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> If anything, there could be something like ':browservendor(id,version)', 

Browser sniffing has a long history of abuse.  It's why the user agent
string for IE says that it is Mozilla (the real user agent is in the 
comments - an early example of Microsoft abusing comments).

The typical result of browser sniffing is either outright rejection of
perceived minority browsers, or making assumptions that current versions
are as limited as early version.  The result is that minority browsers
often lie about their identity.
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