[thelist] Standards advice

sasha spam at bittersweet2.com
Sat Jan 4 11:23:01 CST 2003

On Sat, 04 Jan 2003 03:47:49 -0000, Daniel Fascia
<danfascia at totalise.co.uk> wrote:

> I have the task of redeveloping www.eusu.ed.ac.uk which
> as you can all see is a university site. That means it has to work
> on some nasty old browsers such as NS4 since for some reason
> 27% of people at ed.ac.uk still use it...

Who says you can't have a table-less site work in Netscape 4?  I hear all
the time how horrible NS 4 is and that it can't handle "standards compliant
code".  I find Internet Explorer more of a bane than NS 4, because hiding
code from NS 4 is much easier than hiding it from IE.  I'm not saying that
you can expect to get a silk purse out of a sow's ear of a browser like NS
4, either.

Table-less layouts tested as low as NS 4.07 (which have no styling at all
in NS 3 or lower):

Display issues with bg's at the top for certain style selections, but the
code isn't set in stone, so I haven't fixed it yet:

I'd also like to point out that HTML 2, 3, and 4 are still standards.  They
just aren't the most recent "standard".


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