Re: HTML & CSS

Subject: Re: HTML & CSS
From: Mark Baker <mbaker -at- OMNIMARK -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 10:53:32 -0500

From: Barry Campbell wrote:

>
>(3) To use CSS effectively, currently you must either
>
> (a) limit yourself to the subset of CSS that Netscape and Microsoft's
> CSS-aware browsers (IE 3.0, 4.0, Netscape 4.x) can handle and treat
> similarly--hardly worth the bother--
>
> OR
>
> (b) develop and maintain two completely separate page sets, with a
> script to check which browser you're running on and switch
> accordingly. What a nightmare.
>

OR

(c) Store your pages in XML or SGML and write a script to detect the user's
browser and output the appropriate CSS/HTML for each browser. This way
authors don't have to worry about browser differences and when a new browser
is released you only have to update your script to support the new browser,
not edit any of your data. What a dream come true.

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Mark Baker
Manager, Technical Communication
OmniMark Technologies Corporation
1400 Blair Place
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1J 9B8
Phone: 613-745-4242
Fax: 613-745-5560
Email mbaker -at- omnimark -dot- com
Web: http://www.omnimark.com

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