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Re: bgcolor in Netscape

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 11:52:34 +0100
To: jannecph@post.tele.dk
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1081075953.13277.12.camel@localhost>

On Sun, 2004-04-04 at 02:16, Janne Wedenborg wrote:
> It would be nice if this validator page 
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grafitten.dk
> also had a white background in Netscape 4.8 

The validator output uses CSS for its presentation (which is a good
thing, this *is* 2004). The Netscape 4.x series (which was released in
1996 and has had no development since 1998) is notorious for its poor
support for CSS so a hack is used to avoid having that browser request
the style information.

This causes Netscape 4.x to fall back on its user defined default colour
scheme. Netscape users who dislike their own preferences should consider
changing them. They should probably also consider upgrading to a modern
web browser.

David Dorward                                 <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Sunday, 4 April 2004 06:58:59 UTC

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