[ILUG] Netscape 6.2
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Wed Nov 7 10:40:58 GMT 2001
On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 06:31:01PM +0000, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> 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.
Pop over to w3c.org, and see can you find "tidy". It'll w3c lint your
code for you. And moan a lot.
> > specs. If you use the w3c specs all the way through, it will work perfectly
> > on Mozilla, and pretty much perfectly on IE.
> And not at all on Netscape 4.xx ?
Nope. HTML4 stuff looks cack on it. Let netscape 4.x die - it's complete crud.
> 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.
Or, just use the w3c specs, and say "Use Mozilla, Konqueror or IE5".
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