[thelist] CSS Question

Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu
Wed Mar 13 08:29:01 CST 2002

Interesting... hadn't given that much thought.  All this new-fangled browser
work-around stuff gives me a headache sometimes. =>

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

> They don't use that because the stylesheet uses CSS2. If you use @import,
> then browsers that do not support CSS2 will not load the stylesheet.
> The *idea* behind it (afaik) is that if people are using browsers
> that don't
> support CSS2 then they might as well receive the unformatted page layout.
> After all, if it's information people are after then it's all contained
> there in the basic layout.
> Ermm, please note I'm not making a value judgement about whether this is a
> good / bad approach, just explaining what I perceive to be the reasoning.
> .steve

> Because then NN4 will see the advanced CSS and will proceed to smash the
> page to bits. NN4 doesn't understand @import and so this method is used to
> "hide" advanced styling from that browser.
> Take a look at <http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/buttons/>
> for further
> details of this method.
> Regards
> Mark Howells

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