RE: yet another broken CSS implementation
In response to Todd's editorial on Macintosh Internet Explorer
pp1, the Mac IE team would like me to share this with you:
Todd Fahrner is quite correct in that the CSS1 support in
MacIE4pp1 is very
similar to the support in MacIE3.01. As he noted, we have added
CSS-positioning support in MacIE4pp1, but other than that, there
visible differences in the CSS support.
The CSS support in MacIE3.01 was developed to be compatible with
support in WinIE3, which, at the time it was shipped, supported
a draft of
CSS1, and not the final recommendation.
Our goal for MacIE4 is to as much as possible have complete CSS
compatibility with WinIE4, which has significantly increased
CSS support. This includes CSS1-core recommendation, and
portions of the
drafts of CSS-positioning, CSS-frosting and CSS-printing.
Aside from what is visible, MacIE4pp1 parses all the
abovementioned CSS, and
supports manipulating it (getting and setting CSS properties of
decided it was more important/practical/efficient to put all
infrastructure and foundation code in place for the entire set
abovementioned properties, and put off much of the imaging until
rather than incrementally building the foundation (parsing,
scripting) and imaging support simultaneously. Since we were
the CSS imaging code very much (positioning being the
exception), we decided
to at least maintain the MacIE3.01 level of imaging of CSS
less than perfect it was. For the remainder of CSS support for
we're working on it. Thanks for your patience and support.
Tantek Çelik <<mailto:email@example.com>> - MacIE4 CSS
Michelle Shinn <<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> - MacIE4 CSS
Lee Gates <<mailto:email@example.com>> - MacIE4 program manager
and, of course, me-
Chris Wilson <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> - Windows Internet
Explorer Stylesheet Developer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd Fahrner [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 1997 2:21 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: yet another broken CSS implementation
> I'm sorry to report that IE4b1 for Mac is just as useless for CSS1 as
> The Mac team appears to have changed nothing. They have, however,
> some support for the still-unfinished CSS-Positioning draft,
> presumably in
> order to participate better in the "Active Push Channel Dynamic HTML"
> flying-headline hoopla. They've added some more chrome to the UI, too,
> forcing about 30 pixels of left-margin on <body>.
> In terms of allocation of engineering resources, I'd say this is like
> a helicopter to attach a glitter-encrusted weathervane to a burning
> I sure hope they just pushed this out in time for the MacWorld expo,
> this isn't for real.
> Todd Fahrner