Re: CSS - What's up with that

by "Darrell King" <darrell(at)>

 Date:  Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:24:23 -0500
 To:  <hwg-basics(at)>
 References:  canopy
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One point to consider is that we are in a field where the technology evolves
monthly.  This isn't a "learn and coast" environment.

I use CSS quite a bit and will continue to move to it as rapidly as new
support is available.  I expect new support to become available with every
new version released because it just makes sense to centralize presentation

Sure, I can also dynamically deliver formatting from a central control using
server-side scripting and 3.2 tags, but I consider that a workaround to the
possibilities that CSS offers inherently.

Of course, it'd be silly to use CSS where it's not supported...but I expect
to show support for development of all areas not yet available and I do
insist it be used in our products wherever possible.  Maybe it's the
programmer in me, but the concept just makes too much sense to ignore.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Captain F.M. O'Lary" <ctfuzzy(at)>

You know, it is very very clear that the W3 feels (believes) CSS is
becoming (has become) a de facto standard for web presentation.

The last time I looked, support for CSS ~really~ stunk in the big two.

What's up with that?

Case in point: Web Forms

there is about to be a new language for them (if the W3 has it's way) and
they make extensive use of CSS.

Now, don't get me wrong, I LIKE CSS but because support at the desktop has
historically ~stunk~, as you know, I refuse to use it.

Have any of you brave souls that have downloaded the newest versions of the
big two _ seen _ any additional support for CSS?

Yes, I know, FONT style support is *pretty good* now.

(I'm trying to decide whether I'm missing the boat or the browser
manufacturers are).

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