bad HTML?

Ulf Wiger etxuwig@REDACTED
Wed May 15 12:00:14 CEST 2002

On 14 May 2002, Kent Boortz wrote:

>I changed the documentation (actually the SGML to HTML
>translator) to conform to the standard "4.01 Transitional". The
>right way to indent text in this standard is to use cascade
>styling sheets, CSS. Netscape 4 does a poor job handling this.
>Sometimes, not alway, if an indented DIV section contains a
>table Netscape don't leave the indentation when the DIV is
>I haven't found a good solution yet. Using UL without LI to
>indent as before is not right according to the standard. Using
>BLOCKQUOTE is not right, it may give visual effect like a yellow
>background or slanted text in some browsers, using tables with
>hidden transparant gif files is the common way to do this but it
>is the wrong way for lynx users or blind people.
>I have asked for help in the news group
>comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html but got no good answer.
>Netscape is just broken and I have to find a way around this.
>This was probably more than you wanted to know....  ;-)

No, it was exactly the right amount.  ;)

I didn't follow the part about transparent gifs being wrong
for blind people, but I'm sure that's way off-topic.

BTW, apologies for not being more specific about what problem I
was referring to. It was indeed the indendation problem in
Netscape 4.

Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
   / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
  / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
 / / /     Ericsson Telecom AB, ATM Multiservice Networks

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