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CSS 1/CSS 2 compatability issues

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1:41 pm on Mar 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm just delving into CSS lately, and from what I can see so far, I absolutely LOVE it. It's just what I've been looking for, for better layout control. I'm a little confused, though.

I'm using Topstyle 2 to check my css files and it checks for compatability problems in catagories: CSS1 CSS2 IE4 NS4 IE3 IE5. etc. Personally, I'm having trouble keeping all the compatability issues straight in my head. Is there somewhere that lists it all in some handy table or something?

I want to use only the codes that are going to be okay in the majority of browsers, so what's the best way? What to steer clear of and what's always okay?



8:41 pm on Mar 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Have a look at [richinstyle.com...]

That site has full lists of browser bugs in CSS. Note that there's a certain amount of opinion there due to a few ambiguities in the CSS specs and the dispute over whether NS6/Mozilla's compatibility mode should be viewed as a set of bugs or features.


8:46 pm on Mar 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi Scott,

I am almost the same level as you. I use this [w3.org] to give me CSS 1 commands/use. By the way do you have a URl for TopStyle 2?



8:55 pm on Mar 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the links. I happened across the table I was looking for in another thread in this forum. The table is here:


The TopStyle site is here:


They have a stripped down version there also that you can download for free. They're having a special right now too: Buy CSE HTML Validator and you get Topstyle 2.0 for free.

I'm still trying to figure their CSS validation system, though.



10:33 am on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I just found this site [browsercomparison.esmartweb.com] which does a nice job documenting and discussing browser differences in executing CSS, including NN 6. More help for the battle weary.


1:15 pm on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Nice page of browser bugs, and the only one I believe that has Opera up to date:

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