[thelist] NS 6 - comments anyone?

Paul Backhouse paul.backhouse at 2cs.com
Thu Nov 1 08:23:36 CST 2001

	 not really sure, first you have to download the add on for Java - which is
a pain in itself that is doesn't come as a default installation.
The trouble i have with NS6.x is that when for example you have a ticker on
the page it seems to take alot longer than any other browser to load it in!

It strangem because on a Mac NS absolutely kicks browser butt, a couple of
years ago this also used to be the case for NS on a Pc, but it not anymore.

Yes, its better at handling css (is it really that noticeable though), yes
the Dom...blah blah, basically functionally speaking NS is quicker and
slicker than most, but in this real world we really don't use the full
potential for NS because we know we have to keep in mind IE as this is the
world's most used browser, its one of those traps in life that we're
probably never going to get out of.

I used to be a dedicated NS 3 user, nothing could touch it, IE 3, i spit in
your general direction!
But then cam NS 4 and IE 4 - hmmm...i was sucker into the false world of
microsoft and before I knew it it was too late, i had already gone in too

<tip type="DHTML">
If using scrollable layers, I have found NS 4.x to be especially picky about
where the divs are placed in the page, as good coding practice place the
divs just above the end body tag, this seems to solver most browser
compatibility problems

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 01 November 2001 12:53
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Subject: Re: [thelist] NS 6 - comments anyone?

Is there a source I can go to that lists IE 6's particular problems, such as
the text align=left problem, etc?


P.S. Am working up a prototype page for a new client and just placed an
applet on the page. Altho it is slow in loading, it does work in Netscape
6.1. What is the problem with applets and N6.x?

From: "Paul Backhouse" <paul.backhouse at 2cs.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 2:20 AM

[ ... ]

> But, now that i have it - its ok - i prefer IE to NS any day, I am
> with NS6.1, slick, but I am still finding it clunky in some areas and when
> it comes to Java applets its just no good.

> paul
Sharon F. Malone
"web design and Internet writing services"
sfmalo at 24caratdesign.com

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