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Re: universal web site programming.

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:49:25 +1200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20080429164925.351b20dd.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>

On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:38:37 -0700 (PDT)
Greg Sabin wrote:

> exactly, if I build a new web site , their must be some kind of
> programming that all browsers can see properly, even if the user has
> to down load plug in's to get full functionality. Since it would make
> sence to use a web site builder and programming that will not generate
> errors in the first place.
> and from a customer stand point, I would not want to have my computer
> slowed down trying to downlaod to many objects, or have part of the
> page missing, or the page can not be displayed, with out using a
> different browser.
> I have seen all of that in the past either on my own web site or
> visiting other web sites.
> So I thought why fight with the validator or try to jerry rig
> programming to work, just do like construction company and build a
> strong house by starting out with a good foundation.
> --- On Mon, 4/28/08, Rick Merrill <rickmerrill@comcast.net> wrote:
> From: Rick Merrill <rickmerrill@comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: universal web site programming.
> To: www-validator@w3.org
> Date: Monday, April 28, 2008, 3:06 PM
> I think Greg is asking if DreamWeaver or FrontPage or ANY similar
> tools for making web sites such that said web sites are universally
> compatible with all browsers.
> Rick
> Michael Adams wrote:On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:28:36 -0700 (PDT)
> Greg Sabin wrote:
>    Ok, is their any kind of web site programming, that is universal to
>  all browsers that may be used on all currently used operating
>  systems?
> Or is their no such thing? but if their is such a thing why not use
> that and just stick with it?
>     Not sure what you are asking for here.
> All browsers read (X)HTML, this is not OS dependant. Page data.
> All "modern" browsers read CSS, OS independant. Page Layout.
> "Most" modern browsers read Javascript, OS independant but user
> switchable. Page programming language.
> "Most" modern browsers allow Flash and Java, OS independant, but must
> be downloaded by user. Object programming languages.
> Server side scripting, (ASP, CGI or PHP for instance) is not OS,
> browser or user dependant. Page generating Languages.
> If you were clearer in your request more help could be forthcoming.

The best answer i can give is, build standards compliant HTML4.01 Strict
code then apply fixes only where needed. The more complex your page, the
more fixes need applying. Internet Explorer will generally require more
fixes than all other browsers combined.
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 07:45:32 UTC

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