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

From: Barry <wassercrats@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 12:20:34 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY102-DAV133F6C3142EC38AB149DCAB93C0@phx.gbl>
To: <www-style@w3.org>, "Emrah BASKAYA" <emrahbaskaya@hesido.com>

Emrah BASKAYA wrote:
> the alternative browsers fix their CSS bugs very fast, and  all the latest 
> alternative browsers seem to do a very very good job  displaying standard 
> CSS the same way, and their users are able to adopt  new versions very 
> quickly, as they are not part of the OS. One specific  hack for a version 
> e.g 1.45 might not work for 1.46

I've noticed a fairly even split among the browsers with the problems, but I 
haven't really been keeping score. I only started using conditional comments 
recently, but I intend to test my webpages on new versions of the browsers 
that I use conditional comments for. I narrowly target browser versions, and 
would continue to do so with the "other" ones if they supported conditional 
comments, though I realize it would be more difficult if new versions come 
out more frequently. Not much more difficult though.

> (Remember the issue with an alternative browser in a popular internet page
> sending flawed code on its pages to that specific browser, almost made one
> think it was done on purpose.)

I remember the allegations from the Opera community about Microsoft 
purposely causing webpages to be mis-rendered. Fear of things like that 
might cause some browser developers to falsify the user agent name, but 
testing a webpage on such a browser would still allow you to create working 
markup.

I like property sniffing though. The more things you can sniff out, the 
better. I wish I was able to sniff out whether a browser supports a 
magnification feature like Opera (my favorite browser for resizing web 
pages) or the less accurate text resizing like IE and Mozilla, and I wish I 
was able to detect whether a client is caching anything. More is better. 
Greed is good. I'll have extra cheese with that.
Received on Tuesday, 5 April 2005 16:20:21 GMT

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