[WEB4LIB] Re: CSS navigation bar question
Brooks, Travis C.
travis at slac.stanford.edu
Fri Jul 2 11:37:07 EDT 2004
It is my understanding that Netscape 4 will completely ignore any styles with any media attribute at all (screen print etc.) This could be a good or a bad thing, but perhaps worth noting.
Travis C. Brooks
SPIRES Scientific Databases Manager
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Brucker [mailto:jimb at northwestern.edu]
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 8:29 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] Re: CSS navigation bar question
> Ah, that's a good point (the prerelease browser). I'll bet
> that's what it
> was. I don't really have any more details about this because
> at the time
> (6-8 months ago) I just put that media tag in there and
> everything worked,
> so I didn't investigate it any further. So now I'm just
> putting a feeler
> out to see if this was/is a known issue. The "prerelease"
> idea sounds
> good. And yes, if you intend your document to be printed it
> would be best
> to apply a "print" style as well. Thanks!
> At 10:15 AM 7/2/2004, Thomas Dowling wrote:
> >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
> > >displays?
> > >-Jim
> >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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