[ILUG] Netscape 6.2
clennon at accuris.ie
Wed Nov 7 08:35:51 GMT 2001
Code that follows the W3C DOM should run on NS6, IE5 and IE6, as these
browsers support the standard.
NS4 and IE4 do not follow the specs. (NS4 came out before the specs)
From: Niall O Broin [mailto:niall at linux.ie]
Sent: 06 November 2001 18:31
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Netscape 6.2
On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 04:28:41PM +0000, David Golden wrote:
> Mozilla/ NS 6 supports the W3C DOM and associated specs pretty much to the
> letter. It does not support the old NS 4 layers, nor IE's strange
That's what I suspected would be the case. However, my pages which work with
IE5 don't work with NS6. I thought my code was pretty basic and W3C
compliant but my primary reference is O'Reilly's Dynamic Html, 1998 edition,
so perhaps I need to do some surfing.
> specs. If you use the w3c specs all the way through, it will work
> on Mozilla, and pretty much perfectly on IE.
And not at all on Netscape 4.xx ?
> Personally, I hate sites that use browser-detection code - particularly
> which test for either IE or Netscape, and idiotically lock you out if
But these site owners live in the real world, just as I do. I need to be
able to turn layers on and off for some functionality which my customers
need on their sites to be able to serve their customers. The great majority
of browser users are using either Netscape or IE and these two browsers
unfortunately use different ways of doing the same thing. The pragmatic site
maintainer has to recognise this and work around it.
> using something like Konqueror. Then what happens is that most
> Konqueror/Opera users set their browsers to identify as IE, which leads to
> the site admins getting inflated usage figures for IE, which leads them to
> shove in even more IE-specific wierdness. Aargh!
Yes, it hurts. Life's a bitch . . .
> They should just follow the w3c specs, and send the damn data.
Which will be wonderfully standards compliant but unfortunately, in my case,
won't work for some huge percentage of the installed base.
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