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Re: The use of CSS

From: Robert Neff <robneff@home.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 08:40:23 -0500
Message-ID: <002601bf86a8$5b8c1cc0$59b10f18@alex1.va.home.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Sylvie Duchateau" <sduchate@hall.snv.jussieu.fr>
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
CSS has been know to blow up on many versions of browsers.  With Y2K, IE and
Netscape had sent anotice to everyone stating they needed to upgrade to the
latest version.  SO in fact, e-commerce may inadvertently help to remove
barriers to CSS.


----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvie Duchateau <sduchate@hall.snv.jussieu.fr>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 5:56 AM
Subject: Re: The use of CSS

> Thank you for your arguments for CSS. I think many people are reluctant to
> use css because they do not know how to use them so that they can be
> compatible with most browsers. If you use a css that works with the last
> versions of Internet Explorer, those may not work with older versions of
> this browser and with Netscape. We experienced that with a CSS that wirked
> under IE but not under netscape. What should we recommend then?
> I think that Marja's proposal to make a document about the use of CSS is a
> good idea and a necessary thing.
> Regards
> Sylvie
> A 17:15 01/03/2000 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile a écrit :
> >Often this argument is simply false - many browsers also do not support
> >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
> >some people. So using CSS for layout control needs to be done in such a
> >that a browser which does not support CSS will still provide an
> >layout.
> >
> >Many browsers do support CSS. Netscape, Internet Explorer, Emacs-W3,
> >Neoplanet, the ICE browser component, Mozilla, and others all provide
> >support. And if people are using a browser that doesn't, such as
> >lynx, very old versions of Explorer/Netscape, etc then it is very likely
> >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
> >  site.
> >  He answerded he could not take this recommendation into acount because
> >  browsers do not support CSS.
> >  What should we argue to convince him to use them.
> >  Thank you in advance
> >  Sylvie Duchateau
> >
> >
> >--
> >Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134
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> >
> >
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