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RE: Character set question

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 12:54:43 -0500
Message-ID: <A10A983C9DFBD4119F0300104B2EA6B7028CBA@zippy.bizfon.com>
To: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
What is buggy in Netscape 4???  Are you kidding?  I take it you're not a
big CSS developer.  :)

Netscape 4 should be every web developers worst nightmare.  I could go
on and on about how bad it is, but frankly, I don't have the time.  I
thought Netscape 6 was going to be a big improvement, but unfortunately,
it seems to be much slower.  Plus the CSS support in Netscape 6 is
better, however, I still find cases where IE handles CSS better.  At
least they did something good and got rid of layers.  But I'll take IE
(4, 5, or 5.5) over any version of Netscape.  ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Mario Lia
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 6:23 AM
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: RE: Character set question

At 12:51 PM 3/7/01, you wrote:

>Actually coding anything outside of ASCII as "&#decimal_number;"
>and declaring the "charset" as "utf-8", preferrably in the
>http-header, is the safest bet of all. That can hardly fail
>at all. (The "utf-8" declaration is not really necessary, but
>it will help circumvent bugs in Netscape 4, and it is not wrong.)

        What is buggy in Netscape 4 ?? I thought the only buggy version
they made was 6 ;)


PS - I will take Netscape 4 or 6 over any version of IE :-)
Received on Monday, 19 March 2001 12:52:54 UTC

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