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Older browser compatability with Div tags?

Is there any truth that really old browsers have a problem with Div tags?
This came up at work when I was discussing the benefits of XHTML and CSS.
What browsers are they. If it is a version 1 to 3, I am not sure I would
really care.

Thanks
Jul 23 '05 #1
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"johkar" <no********@msn.com> writes:
Is there any truth that really old browsers have a problem with Div tags?
This came up at work when I was discussing the benefits of XHTML and CSS.
What browsers are they. If it is a version 1 to 3, I am not sure I would
really care.


Some browsers will ignore div tags, because the browser predates the
existence of the tag. However, these browsers are generally
sufficiently old that you don't need to worry about them (early
Netscapes, very early IE, very early Lynx).

Some browsers have severe problems with CSS. This CSS is often applied
to div elements. This sometimes leads to a misconception that the
browser has a problem with <div> itself. In practice the effect is the
same. IE4 and NN4 are the main examples of this.

--
Chris
Jul 23 '05 #2

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