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Re: CSS Hacks

From: Jens Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 11:32:56 +0200
Message-ID: <9fbcac550810090232t7cc093dax1f39c560a6b92339@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael Adams" <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

> > > The more i work in CSS the more i notice that all browsers need
> > > hacks.
> >
> > That's a myth, fortunately, even though that myth's not uncommon.
>
> Bugs in other products have and do exist.

Oh they sure do, I didn't want to deny that :)

> > > @import url("ie9hacks.css") ie9;
> > > @import url("ff4hacks.css") ff4;
> > > @import url("safari4hacks.css") safari4;
> > > @import url("opera10hacks.css") opera10;
> >
> > as well as their impact on performance due to additional HTTP
> > requests).
>
> http://forumdeli.com/2-how-to-serve-pre-compressed-css-js-and-other-web-content/

Which, by design, wouldn't work with what you suggested, correct me if
I'm wrong.

> OK, i will ask this question again on a different list.

Even though the feedback you got here might look "disappointing", and
even though this is not necessarily the right "choir" as Olivier
pointed out, the essence of the feedback should hold true. There are
always several ways of doing something (which often helps working
around bugs and avoiding hacks), and keeping maintenance and
performance in mind just looks advisable.

-- 
Jens Meiert
http://meiert.com/en/
Received on Thursday, 9 October 2008 09:33:40 GMT

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