[WEB4LIB] Re: CSS navigation bar question

Thomas Dowling tdowling at ohiolink.edu
Fri Jul 2 11:06:27 EDT 2004

Jim Brucker wrote:

>You might also want to define your media in that link tag.  This usually 
>isn't needed unless you're working with an alternative media, such as 
>"print", but I found that some non-IE browsers were getting a little funny 
>when I didn't explicitly define the media as this: media="screen".  This 
>might seem redundant, but it is also a good habit and will validate.  Has 
>anyone else had this issue, having to include a media attribute for screen 

Do you have details on this?  The non-IE browsers I work with have no 
such problems, so I wonder if this is a holdover from prerelease 
versions of whatever browser you've seen this in.

Of course, if you specify media="screen", don't be surprised when your 
styles aren't applied to print output.  And in Opera's kiosk mode, 
too--it switches to media="projection" when you hit F11.

BTW, does anyone know of any Palm or Pocket PC browser that observes 

Thomas Dowling
OhioLINK - Ohio Library and Information Network
tdowling at ohiolink.edu

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