> So I built a test layout in Firefox 1.0 on PC and it looks great. Of
> course it looks like crap in IE, but I was suprised to see that it
> also looks like crap in Opera 7.23.
You are comparing a quite new version of one browser (Firefox 1.0) to a
now rather old version of another (Opera 7.23).
Get the newest version of both, and they'll end up displaying the same
in most cases - crap or not - depending on the quality of your code.
> So my question is, which of the two browsers is more accurate? I much
> prefer Firefox to Opera but I'd like to know which is more
> accurately following the CSS spec.
You may get a good idea here:
> I should note that layout is valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, and CSS.
That's good, but valid code doesn't guarantee the results in any
browser. Validation is only the first step, although an important one.
All browsers is in need of some attention and testing, but well designed
pages will render the same in all good browsers. Some more attention and
testing (a lot of both), and IE should come quite close too.
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