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Subject:Re: HTML Programming vs. PDF From:Scott Gray <scotty -at- CM -dot- MATH -dot- UIUC -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 11 Mar 1998 23:45:12 -0600
Beware of the bugs in IE 4.0! There is a well know bug with the
window.open(); method in Explorer.
of the browser to developers the Event Object is awesome allowing the
capture of every event you can think of. It's too bad that Microsoft
is not suporting 1.2 cause it would make my life easier.
"I hear and I forget, I see and I forget, I do and I forget" -- confused.
On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, Kris Olberg wrote:
> >>>JScript. But Netscape doesn't honor JScript...Java applets require
> >>a snippet from www.microsoft.com:
> >>Internet Explorer 4.0 and Netscape Navigator 4.0 browsers. The key issue
> >>here is that Internet Explorer 4.0 is already fully EMCA-compliant, while
> >>Netscape has announced that it intends to support ECMAScript. Internet
> >>Explorer 4.0 continues to lead in the standards arena, through its support
> >>for key standards such as ECMAScript."
> >>IE 3.x supports nearly the same object/event model used for Netscape 2.x
> >I'm sorry, Kris, but "nearly the same" isn't "the exact same" and with the
> >browser companies subtly shifting the ground from under one another's feet,
> >I can't in good conscience wholeheartedly back this approach to online
> >documentation. Clients don't pay us for wonderous experiments, but for
> >predictable, reliable delivery.
> of the extent.
> I do understand your reluctance, especially given your client base. I write
> platform. It's not easy. But learning the object/event models supported by
> each of these browsers allowed me to quickly rule out the few unsupported
> objects/events in each.
> 4.0. For one thing, objects in an HTML page are global rather than local,
> making the code easier to write. This means I don't have to explicitly pass
> the object around from function to function as a parm. With Netscape, this
> doesn't work. Now you could argue that IE violates strict encapsulation, and
> I couldn't disagree with you on that point.
> BTW, if you get a chance to browser one of Microsoft's web sites, view the
> might be surprised (as I was) at how prevalent it is.
> kolberg -at- actamed -dot- com
> kris -at- olberg -dot- com