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Re: Custom DTD for case-insensitive ID values ?

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 19:41:01 -0000
To: www-validator@w3.org
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"Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote in message
news:3F64C26E.3B465B83@Rhul.Ac.Uk...
>>in fact as it seems likely from your other post that you're
>>using dreamweaver then experience has shown it's not at all robust.
>
> Well, I do use DW with considerable caution, but to be fair to Macromedia
> they seem to have invested considerable effort into researching browser
> peculiarities, and in general their code is an excellent starting point
> for browser-independent coding techniques.

I don't know where you get that idea from, corrections in dreamweaver
produced code is one of the most frequently asked questions in
comp.lang.javascript, and it is certainly not a starting point for browser
independant code, it doesn't use any of the established techniques, and is a
series of hacks to work in "both browsers" and has little to do with genuine
multi-browser techniques.

>  I have also found that NS 4.79
> in particular is incredibly sensitive to variations in coding style,
> and a single "style='...'" added to code generated by DW can cause a page
> which previously worked flawlessly in all three major browsers

NS4.79 is not one of the "3 major browsers" by any definition, the bug
you're discussing is very well known, and easy to work around, you do of
course need to use genuine cross-browser techniques, and not the sort of
stuff dreamweaver produces.

Jim.
Received on Sunday, 14 September 2003 15:41:32 GMT

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