people consciously disable client-side scripting for security reasons.
Detecting browser versions isn't *really* all that difficult but, it is
more important to test for any specific DOM methods you may be using.
Again, all of this will fail if client-side scripting is disabled.
At 12:47 PM 2/18/2002, you wrote:
>@import is most commonly used as a means of detecting Netscape 4 and pre
>version 4 browsers, neither of which understand the term and so ignore it
>is an alternative, but tends to mean a lot of overhead* and problems with
>forward compatibility unless it's done properly**.
>recommend that you design your sites and work up your stylesheets so that
>only two are required -- one for the "old" browsers (using <link>) and one
>for the newer browsers (using @import). This is very achievable if you
>accept any minor style differences between browsers.
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