Browser Woes (Was Incorrectly Called Re: Netscape woes again...)

by Kukla Fran and Ollie <weblists2001(at)>

 Date:  Mon, 18 Mar 2002 17:01:15 -0800
 To:  Nate Harel <nharel(at)>,
 In-Reply-To:  services
  todo: View Thread, Original

Change your BODY tag from ...

<.BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF" topmargin="0" leftmargin="0">


<.BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF" topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" marginwidth="0" 

The problem is not Netscape.  The problem is a failure to use code relative 
to the correct browser(s) you wish to render the page.  You only included 
code for IE.  The problem is eliminated by using proprietary code for each 
browser in the tag since you are using non-standard code here.  It is not a 
Netscape fault.

You have an unused CSS reference.  Not good.

You have ...

<.link rel="stylesheet" href="basic.css">
<.script language="JavaScript">
-- JavaScript here --
<.STYLE type="text/css">

Change this to ...

<.link rel="stylesheet" href="basic.css">
<.script language="JavaScript">
-- JavaScript here --

As for the repeating background, someone else has to help since I need to 
see your external CSS file.  Netscape does not provide it (we have banned 
all use of IE where I work) so someone else with access to your CSS file 
will need to help.  I suspect your CSS file is using code that Netscape 
cannot render as you would like it.  There are work-arounds to achieve the 
desired result.

As an aside, you can reduce your code bloat by changing lines such as this ...

<.td width="80"> <.span class="menuselect"><.a 

to something similar to this ...

<.td width="80" class="menuselect"><.a href="pages/aboutus.html" 


At 04:03 PM 3/18/02 -0500, Nate Harel wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>I am tearing my hair out (what is left of it) over this.
>I created a page using a combination of tables and CSS and can't seem to 
>figure this out.
>Again, all looks great with IE, but NN4.77 has problems.
>Please look at with both.
>1) I used the top/leftmargin settings to push the images to the edges. 
>Works on IE, doesn't on NN.
>2) There is a white space in the top section that does not belong between 
>the logo on the left and the text on the right. It disappears when I 
>refresh. Does not always show.
>3) The background image shows fine in IE, but doubles in NN.
>Any help would be appreciated.
>                 ----------------------------------
>                             Nate Harel
>                         NetTech Services
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