[OT] Useful Start Page revisited

Nigel Ridley nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Sat Mar 7 04:36:21 UTC 2009

David McGlone wrote:
> On Friday 06 March 2009 10:34:33 pm Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>>> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>>> Because it's good practice. To quote from 'Web Designer's Reference' by
>>>> Craig Grannel: [quote]
>>>> The problem with the link method is that obsolete browsers see the style
>>>> sheet but don't understand it. This results in garbled layouts-- and
>>>> often in unusable websites for those unfortunate enough to have to deal
>>>> with arcane web browsers. The solution is to hide the CSS from such
>>>> browsers by using a command that they don't understand and so will
>>>> ignore. This is often referred to as the @import method.
>>>> [end quote]
>>> It's a dirty hack.  Now, sometimes a dirty hack is exactly what you
>>> need, but this is not one of those times.  According to
>>> http://www.digbyswift.com/development/css/filters/, the only three
>>> browsers that don't support the syntax you used are Netscape 4 (Win),
>>> Mac IE 5.2, and Netscape 4 (Mac Classic).
>>> Not one of those browsers was released in the last 7 years, and not one
>>> of them runs on Linux.
>>> Matt Flaschen
>> So I'll change it :-)
>> The book mentioned is about 3 years old - so perhaps it's about time to
>> 'upgrade'!
> You shouldn't need to change it. 

Anything for 'cleaner' code - and I like keeping up-to-date :-)



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