[thesite] new site CSS class="sidebar" = default font face

David McCreath mccreath at ak.net
Sat Dec 16 11:00:45 CST 2000

> | it's a function of Navigator's shoddy CSS support... it's coded
> | correctly, but NN4.x dumps the styles after a little while for some
> | reason... we know it's there, but there's no way to fix it without
> | breaking compliance...
> I fixed it by putting this right above the submit headline:
> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td
> class="side">
> and I closed this cell where the sidebar tablecell is closed.
> Was I breaking compliance... oboy, that wasn't my intention.

Hi, elfur --

Thanks for the fix. As far as I know, what you did *is* compliant according
to CSS and HTML 4.01 Transitional (correct me if I'm wrong, aardvark.) It
validates on validator.w3.org and jigsaw.w3.org, anyway.

The only problem is that it doesn't appear to have completely solved the
problem in Netscape 4. The font face and colors are are right, but it still
looks too small. Does anybody else see that? I don't know why that would
happen, because the style that's applied is hardcoded at 11px (up from

I think if we go into the dsp_* files that build the sidebar and apply the
styles in there, it'll work. I haven't tested it yet though.


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