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Re: The use of CSS

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 17:24:57 -0500
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Sylvie Duchateau <sduchate@hall.snv.jussieu.fr>
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
I also think we need good (both simple and more complicated) concrete
examples of how to use CSS today for positioning etc.

That could be added to the curriculum or be separate.


At 05:15 PM 3/1/00 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Often this argument is simply false - many browsers also do not support Java
>or Javascript or animation effects or frames or many other effects.
>It is important to use things in a way which means they do not break down for
>some people. So using CSS for layout control needs to be done in such a way
>that a browser which does not support CSS will still provide an appropriate
>Many browsers do support CSS. Netscape, Internet Explorer, Emacs-W3, Opera,
>Neoplanet, the ICE browser component, Mozilla, and others all provide good
>support. And if people are using a browser that doesn't, such as Braillesurf,
>lynx, very old versions of Explorer/Netscape, etc then it is very likely to
>be because they don't care about layout presentation.
>Charles McCN
>On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:
>  Hello all,
>  We recently recommended to a webmaster to use the CSS for the layout of his
>  site. 
>  He answerded he could not take this recommendation into acount because many
>  browsers do not support CSS. 
>  What should we argue to convince him to use them. 
>  Thank you in advance
>  Sylvie Duchateau
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