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Problems with Netscape and ASP.NET

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Joy
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I recently created a website in ASP.NET and it looks great in IE but in Netscape there is a strange dark blue background behind all the asp:tables. Since I set the background for these tables as transparent, I am at a loss as to why this is happening. When trying to resolve the issue, I began to see disturbing comments in newsgroups concerning how ASP.NET renders their html. According to many people ASP.NET renders html code very poorly thus making it very difficult for other browsers to understand and render it. I'm not sure if this is the source of my current problem which I would like help resolving, but I would also like to learn more information about this serious issue. I can not continue to use ASP.NET if it will only work with IE. I would appreciate any response concerning these problems. Thank you!!

Joy
Jul 21 '05 #1
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My experience (which isn't a lot) is Netscape is less forgiving than IE
(make sure to validate you pages using a validator, some items will never
validate but I have found that it helps a lot). Also some of the style
properties are different so you have to see how each handles your pages and
make adjustments to your code/styles/templates. For example the size of a
dropdown box. In IE width= will do the trick where in Netscape you need to
use size= for small boxes. Border properties are different also. For colors
I use hex codes instead of names. Seems to work fine in both. You just have
to view your pages in both an make the adjustments. It isn't that hard.
That is my 2 cents.

"Joy" <si***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:F7**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

I recently created a website in ASP.NET and it looks great in IE but in Netscape there is a strange dark blue background behind all the asp:tables.
Since I set the background for these tables as transparent, I am at a loss
as to why this is happening. When trying to resolve the issue, I began to
see disturbing comments in newsgroups concerning how ASP.NET renders their
html. According to many people ASP.NET renders html code very poorly thus
making it very difficult for other browsers to understand and render it.
I'm not sure if this is the source of my current problem which I would like
help resolving, but I would also like to learn more information about this
serious issue. I can not continue to use ASP.NET if it will only work with
IE. I would appreciate any response concerning these problems. Thank you!!
Joy

Jul 21 '05 #2

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This really isn't an ASP.NET issue, it's an issue that has existed since NS
and IE were created. They don't always agree on how HTML should be
rendered. The solution is to learn more about how NS and IE differ with
respect to HTML and adjust your ASP.NET code accordingly.

I think you'll find that this will solve whatever rendering issues you may
be having. One question, you say that you set your tables to have a
transparent background. What do you mean exactly by this? NOT specifying a
background (doing nothing) is the default and this is what you should have
if you don't want any background.
"Joy" <si***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:F7**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

I recently created a website in ASP.NET and it looks great in IE but in Netscape there is a strange dark blue background behind all the asp:tables.
Since I set the background for these tables as transparent, I am at a loss
as to why this is happening. When trying to resolve the issue, I began to
see disturbing comments in newsgroups concerning how ASP.NET renders their
html. According to many people ASP.NET renders html code very poorly thus
making it very difficult for other browsers to understand and render it.
I'm not sure if this is the source of my current problem which I would like
help resolving, but I would also like to learn more information about this
serious issue. I can not continue to use ASP.NET if it will only work with
IE. I would appreciate any response concerning these problems. Thank you!!
Joy

Jul 21 '05 #3

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