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Re: Checked site crashes Netscape

From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@optimalco.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 22:24:56 -0700
To: Jochem Heicke <jhl@surfeu.de>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <01053122245602.03944@localhost.localdomain>
On Thursday 31 May 2001 14:47, Jochem Heicke wrote:
> I would be very glad to receive some comments why Netscape crashes when
> loading a page which has been checked with the validator and also with

Netscape's support for CSS is very poor (as of v4).  Perfectly 
valid CSS can cause it to do horrible, horrible things to the 
page, or even crash.  In particular, borders and backgrounds
on <p> or <li> are problematic; setting any margin, padding, 
etc. on <li> will trigger lots of bugginess.  Just because
your CSS is valid doesn't mean NS4 can handle it.  You 
can try putting the offending code in a separate <style> 
element with media="all" set, which will cause NS4 (by virtue
of another NS bug) to ignore it and avoid problems.


Thanasis Kinias
Vice President & Manager of Information Systems
Optimal LLC
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Received on Friday, 1 June 2001 01:25:01 UTC

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