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[css-d] Re: An Outsider's View

Sent by Michael Southwell on 30 January 2002 14:02

That's one perspective; here's another one:

The only reason to want the site to render *identically* on different 
platforms is if you're confusing print and screen, thinking that the screen 
is an electronic version of a piece of paper.  If you understand and 
believe that different platforms (like a mainstream browser on a big 
monitor, and a PDA) are in fact *different*, then you no longer expect it 
to render identically, just appropriately (thus avoiding for example 
incredible amounts of scrolling on the PDA).  CSS and standards support 
this perspective.

At 18:24 29-01-2002, you wrote:

>Message: 36
>From: "Al Sparber" [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
>To: "CSS Discuss" [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
>Subject: Re: [css-d] An Outsider's View
>Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 17:24:44 -0500
>I think that is a very sobering and a very valid approach. This list will
>still prove invaluable as CSS can and should be used to manage even a
>table-based design. Bravo for coming out!
>Al Sparber- PVII
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Paul Davidson" [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
>Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 5:17 PM
>Subject: [css-d] An Outsider's View
> > Hello. This appears to be a uniquely thoughtful list. I thought I might
> > provide a non-developers view (although hesitantly). Consider me one of
> > those decision makers that makes all of you pull your hair out.
> >
> > Our company, during a recent platform switch for our private website,
> > attempted the cookie-cutter, 3 column layout in CSS. After 2 weeks of
> > banging our heads against the wall to get Mac IE to match Windows IE (The

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