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1. I can workaround float:right by creating a one cell <table align="right">. Yes, the align attribute is deprecated, and this method is using tables for display. But it WORKS. A relatively simple trade-off in some situations.
2. Netscape 4 is notorious for "forgetting" styles in the HTML that follows after a table. This can often be fixed by wrapping the table in it's own set of <div></div> tags. Somehow, this "unnecessary" addition reminds the browser of what it is supposed to be doing.
3. Unforunately, when I try to combine 1 and 2 above, the entire table vanishes from the screen in NN4. Oh, well.
just use the @import hack and relax in the assumption that Netscape 4 users aren't after the most stunning possible look
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style/nnstyle.css">
<style type="text/css" media="all">@import "style/style.css";</style>
older browsers will pick up the link rel but not the @import...newer browsers will override with the latter style sheet
not the way thing are intended to be, but it does no actual harm
Hello tedster, I too was faced with that issue back in the beginning of my CSS journey. What I found was that the area after the table did not have a block element containing it. So, I wrapped that following paragraph in a <p> tag since it was not there to begin with and it should have been. That did the trick.
Here are some of the problems I found and fixed while making my sites cross browser friendly.
1. <form> tags work better when they are enclosed in a block element like a <p> tag. If you don't have a block element surrounding the <form> tag, NN4.x does not render any CSS after it!
2. I work in FP. Every now and then FP has a bad habit of inserting <span> tags when I make a change to something. Its not real frequent, but when that <span> is there, NN4.x chokes on the CSS and does not render anything after the <span> correctly.
3. NN4.x does not like <p align> tags. I've found that if you are using tables, you should specify the alignment in the cell and not the paragraph. The <p align> works but not in all instances, depends on where it is and what surrounds it.
4. NN4.x does not like <h> tags without a font-family assigned to them. You won't catch this unless you have your default font for browsing set to Times. I have mine set at Arial because I hate times and every now and then I'll catch a block level element that needs to have a font-family assigned. You would think that assigning the font family to the <body> would do it, but it does not. I believe the same issue applies to <li>, <ol> and <ul>.
Those are just some of the easy ones that I've encountered. I'm fortunate that the CSS I've been working with is compatible in all browsers, I made sure of that. No float:right or float:left, I've been sticking with non-fluid layouts. Once NN4.x falls off the face of this earth, then I'll play with those properties and values. Until then, I'm limited in what I can do design wise.