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From: Pat Asher <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] What browsers does RootsWeb see now?
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 16:11:18 -0400
At 01:21 PM 8/25/2002, Glenn Holliday wrote:
>Does RootsWeb keep metrics about what browser versions touch RootsWeb?
>I'm interested, of course, in that ever-popular musical question,
>"Can I ignore IE version 3?" I'd like to use standard HTML
>features if I can guarantee that it won't break my pages for
You can't make an older browser execute HTML code it was not designed to
support. As has often been mentioned, sometimes a browser does not
properly execute a tag/element/selector it is supposed to support.
>Implementation detail - I'm particularly tired of writing both
>id= and name=, and I'm happy that the newest browsers all finally
>have correct support for links to any element with an id attribute.
The #ID selector is buggy in most browser versions. If you want your pages
to be backward compatible, you must write your HTML to the lowest common
denominator, or accept that there will be some (hopefully only a few) who
will not see your pages as you have designed them.
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