Re: CSS in Netscape

by "Paul Rudolf" <paul(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 29 Sep 1999 12:19:43 -0700
 To:  "David Holm" <david.holm(at)>,
"HTML Writers Guild / Basics" <hwg-basics(at)>
  todo: View Thread, Original
This a really an unfortunate problem.  We as HTML designers and authors are
up against a wall that won't stand still.

I've seen posts in this list and others regarding complaining the W3 is
"behind the technology", yet every browser development team seems to ignore
these standards to bring out their own standards, or comply in a way that
"breaks" rendering.  Let the "bells & whistles" be added as plugins!  Don't
destroy our work!  As complicated as the HTML and CSS specifications are,
they are simplified by learning their use.

If the W3 is so far behind, why can't the latest browsers comply to these

I would like suggest we, as a group, start "hammering" the browser
developers with e-mail stressing our dissatisfication in rendering our work
when created (or coded) to the W3 specifications.

Maybe we could convince HWG to also display a page (that we could link to)
to address this problem?


(No matter how hard you try to push a chain, you always end up pulling it!)

>: Netscape Problems?
>: I was under the impression that NetScape did HTML code better than IE,
>: so if it did not work well in NN, then you were catering to Billy rather
>: than learning good coding. Billy makes lots of do-dads that no one else
>: or will touch with a ten foot pole, if you want to incorporate them, then
>: you are just helping to drive a peg into the heart of NN. Sure we all
>: the latest and greatest in websites, but there are still 386 and 486
>: machines in use that haven't a clue as to how to use the newest browsers.
>Netscape is no where near as compliant as MSIE is and does not render HTML
>4.0 with CSS anywhere near properly. Since this is a fact, how can you
>justify the above statement? I have quit even trying to make css work right
>in Netscape, if the page won't render properly--Oh Well!

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