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[css-d] Re: Proper Use of @import

Sent by Timothy J. Luoma on 31 January 2002 21:09


On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, B.K. DeLong wrote:

> At 04:48 PM 01/31/2002 +0000, Andrew Clover wrote:
> >Randal Rust [EMAIL-REMOVED]> wrote:
> >
> > > What I'm thinking is this:  Why doesn't the W3C add another rule, called
> > > @browser?  Then you could set browser-specific style sheets without
> > > Javascript.
> >
> >   5. the browser ends up pretending to be another browser pretending to
> >      be yet another browser, the code to detect all this is insanely
> >      complex and unreliable, and the whole thing becomes basically useless.
> >
> >It's a shame, but this seems to be the nature of the marketplace.
>
> I don't think any browser company would be that stupid. Changing their
> referrer information (ie "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT
> 5.0; Q312461)" ) would have all the privacy and security advocates and
> organizations hot on their tail for missrepresentation.


Um, maybe I've missed something, but isn't this already what Opera does,
with its ability to change the ID of the browser?

wget also lets you set this, and I'm sure other tools as well.

TjL


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