Re: CSS 2.1 WD and non-CSS presentational hints

Coises wrote:

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Just thought I'd jump in here and make a point (funny, that).  I won't
argue with the rest of your post, but:

 > 3. At least one very common browser (Internet Explorer, 5 and 6 for
 > Windows) implements the current (CSS 2) specification properly.

Umm, no, no, it doesn't.  IE5.01 and 5.5 don't even get the *box model*

IE6 gets most things right, although there's a few hacks (I'm sure you
can all find 'em yourself) for hiding stuff from even IE6, and work only
because of bugs within it.  The only major problem I've seen (that I
*know* is an IE problem, and not my CSS[0]) is that IE6 neither knows 
nor wants to know what "position: fixed;" means.

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[0] Although CSS that works in Opera 5+ and Mozilla 0.9.4+ but not
     IE/Win, is unlikely to be wrong, I can't be certain.

Mark Gallagher
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Received on Tuesday, 13 August 2002 09:55:27 UTC