- Site Reflects CSS2 Views
The site reflects the point of view of the CSS2 Recommendation. Differences
between CSS1 and CSS2 are noted where they are known, but very few browsers
support the many new syntax and property/value enhancements added in CSS2,
so be sure to keep the support notations in mind while reading about features.
- Site Design Using CSS1
The site currently uses CSS for the majority of its rendering effects.
What this means is that all non-CSS browsers will see rather boring looking
pages, but the information and structure will all be intact. For CSS enabled
browsers, the old color scheme is still in place for now, and can be easily
changed for your own use if you decide to download it.
- Platform Information
The information for this site concentrates predominantly on browsers
made for the Windows platform (win32 mostly.) There are often significant
differences in support between the various platforms, so the support and
version information here will not always be valid for respective
browser versions on different platforms.
- Page Validation
As of August 1999, I have spell-checked the entire site and validated
all of these pages against the HTML 4.0 "loose" DTD with the
W3C HTML Validation Service. I
will not do this very often, so as I add or update content along the
way and massage some of these pages it is possible that this may fall
out of date.
- Slight Regression in HTML/CSS Support
in IE4 Betas
Most browsers have historically only added support and functionality as time
progresses. But special cases have occurred. In the case of Microsoft
Internet Explorer 4.0, the rendering and parsing engine was re-built from scratch.
This led to a few idiosyncrasies between the betas of IE4 and the IE3 releases.
These cleared up by the final release, but I try to document these discrepancies
where known. A new version of Netscape (5.0) is due to be released sometime in the
future. It is known that the rendering engine for this version is also being
re-built from scratch, so I fully expect similar discrepancies to appear.
- Inspiration/Source for Many Documented CSS
There are many resources on the Internet that also document CSS bugs in the
various browsers. In researching browser bugs, I consulted many of these
resources as well as creating my own test files. Here is a listing of
resources consulted, along with a heartfelt thanks to the authors for their
existence - browser makers seldom go out of their way to make bugs in
their products public.