[thelist] CSS: question about @import

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Thu Jul 25 14:20:01 CDT 2002


as far as i know it's recommended to use the @import command to hide
advanced css from older browsers, i.e. nn4.x.

i haven't heard anything about WHY i need to hide it from older
browsers. i'm guessing that the older browser could get even more
screwed up when it comes across advanced css. if this is not the case,
won't the older browser(s) just skip over the css it does not

also, when you import an advanced stylesheet, does it override
everything in the primitive stylesheet? or does it just add-on to it?

in conclusion, please point out WHY i need to seperate the two, or why
it doesn't matter. (i.e. i can stick everything in one css file and let
the browser deal with it.)

references of course are welcomed.


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