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Re: [css-d] Divergence between compliant browsers

Sent by Shirley Kaiser on 29 January 2002 13:01

At 10:20 AM 1/29/2002, Jeffrey Zeldman wrote:

>Dave Strus [EMAIL-REMOVED]) wrote:
>>Mozilla is correctly implementing W3C recommendations in this case.
>Not to get into religious arguments, but Mozilla is interpreting the spec 
>per one of two possibly correct interpretations, one of which is per the 
>description in Eric's article; the other is that images in table cells 
>should default to the long-established approach in HTML (no styling unless 
>the author chooses to specify img alignment, padding, etc.).
>While both interpretations have been well stated elsewhere, and both seem 
>reasonable to a non-theorist like me, the Mozilla interpretation may break 
>existing layouts authored to transitional specs.

Aha! [light bulb moment <grin>] Now I'm finally understanding why this has 
been happening, Jeffrey. Thanks for this information. I either missed this 
tidbit about two possible interpretations or hadn't read this at all. That 
was the missing link for me.

>Now that we know of this behavior, it should be fairly trivial in most 
>cases to add a Style rule to new sites ensuring that they look as desired 
>in all compliant browsers, regardless of interpretive differences.
>But this presumes sophisticated developer knowledge, which is not always a 
>safe assumption.

Exactly..... and then there are the software programs, too, of course.

>Just clarifying.

Thanks, Jeffrey!


Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A.,  SKDesigns  [EMAIL-REMOVED]
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