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Re: Suggested extensions to CSS

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 16:48:58 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200510021548.j92FmwF06985@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

>         to be able to specify styles/style sheets specific to browsers 
> in much the same way as it is done for specific media

This is a variation on browser sniffing which has a long history of
abuse:

if browser <> current market leader then
   display "Please upgrade your browser"
end if

Many minority browsers are configured to fake the market leaders'
identity already.

Generally only feature detection approaches are acceptable, but the
problem with feature detection in CSS is that vendors will be
economical with the truth about their level of support.
Received on Sunday, 2 October 2005 17:59:12 GMT

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