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Re: Defining Browser Compatibility Without Relying on the Browser

From: Rob Mientjes <robmientjes@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 18:45:47 +0200
Message-ID: <e8e97f9f05091809452228a2bb@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard York <richy@smilingsouls.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On 9/18/05, Richard York <richy@smilingsouls.net> wrote:
> Start by using CSS to create a definition file for your browser that
> contains the specific cases you may need to explicitly check
> compatibility for using an @required rule set, followed by the specific
> property/value sets that the browser supports.
> <snip />
> Disclaimer: I don't see much benefit in this feature personally.  I
> believe server-side processing to be more appropriate.  I'm merely
> pointing out that it is possible to deploy such a feature without
> relying on the browser to tell the truth about what it supports.

This was recently discussed here, IIRC, and the point is, IE does
support "fixed", for example, but it supports it wrongly. That's a
problem you have to consider before thinking this is a safeguard

Received on Sunday, 18 September 2005 16:45:56 UTC

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