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Netscape 4.79 abandon it? an MSIE 6.x?

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I discovered our library system has Netscape 4.79 and that my
web pages are readable but somewhat mucked up on it.

In your experienced opinion should I ignore it or attempt
to adjust my pages to it? (the library has MSIE 6 alternative)

If I may... second question:

The library system's MSIE 6.0.2600.00
differs from my home MSIE 6.0.2800.1106IC in some div positioning.
(same screen size: 1024/768)

Question: is this believable or am I nuts? Did MS make a change?

Thanks,

Mason C (you don't need: http://masonc.home.netcom.com )
Jul 20 '05 #1
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MasonC <ma****@ix.netcom.xyz.com> wrote:
I discovered our library system has Netscape 4.79 and that my
web pages are readable but somewhat mucked up on it.

In your experienced opinion should I ignore it or attempt
to adjust my pages to it?


NS4 is a good test of how good your markup is if like most you hide all
css from it, if it looks mucked up then chances are that your markup is
not in order.

Imo you should always check what your work looks like sans css, Opera
has a convenient keyboard shortcut for this: Ctrl-G.

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Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #2

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MasonC wrote:
I discovered our library system has Netscape 4.79 and that my
web pages are readable but somewhat mucked up on it.

should I ignore it or attempt to adjust my pages to it?
Don't ignore NN4.x. You can support that browser simply by hiding all
css from it, since css is harmful to the poor thing. Deliver valid and
robust html (4.01/strict is best), and you're done. Forget the visual
niceties of fancy borders and the like. NN4.x users are, no doubt,
accustomed to the web not looking terribly fancy, but they'll be pleased
if you give them a site which works.
(the library has MSIE 6 alternative)
Given a choice between those 2, I'd guess most users would choose MSIE
6. One would hope that it will get around to offering an alternative at
some point, at least some variant of Gecko.
The library system's MSIE 6.0.2600.00
differs from my home MSIE 6.0.2800.1106IC
in some div positioning. (same screen size: 1024/768)

Question: is this believable or am I nuts? Did MS make a change?


They might have. Perhaps a search on MS's web site will provide some clues?

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Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
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Jul 20 '05 #3

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Spartanicus <me@privacy.net> spoke thus:
NS4 is a good test of how good your markup is if like most you hide all
css from it, if it looks mucked up then chances are that your markup is
not in order.


Or to be really sure, just put it through the W3C's validator :)

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Jul 20 '05 #4

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Christopher Benson-Manica <at***@nospam.cyberspace.org> wrote:
NS4 is a good test of how good your markup is if like most you hide all
css from it, if it looks mucked up then chances are that your markup is
not in order.


Or to be really sure, just put it through the W3C's validator :)


No, validity has little to do with proper markup.

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Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #5

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