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Re: TECH: CSS (was: Re: Chelume - My Conlang website up.)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 20:57
En réponse à Muke Tever :

>I have learned just recently that Opera (and apparently also Mozilla, and >maybe IE) use a "quirks mode" to display CSS 'broken' (i.e., broken in the >way that people composing it on browsers with broken CSS expected it to >look), and that the !doctype tag is necessary in your document to signal >that you expect it to display properly.
I had a correct doctype...
>You can use this bookmarklet: > javascript:alert(document.compatMode) >in Opera to show whether the page shown is in quirks mode or not.
Actually, I realise that my sentence was ungrammatical now, but I meant that the CSS was ignored *both* in IE and Opera.
>I havnt tested how compatibility modes work, nor do I know whether you >tried it, but it's possible that this may have contributed to your >problem. [Although I spose on rereading this now that 'completely >ignoring' the CSS may be a sign of a different kind of problem...]
Especially since IE also suffered of it. Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.