Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

I still hate Netscape 4

So I spent a few minutes modifying my template to give my blog better semantics. I use header elements for blog entry titles, the date & author are in a <cite> element, the menu uses lists and header elements. I cleaned up the CSS to the point that there aren’t even any warnings any more.

So of course Netscape 4 didn’t see the styles anymore. Oh well. At least it saw a fairly well-structured document. So then I investigated a littler more and figured out that NS4 was choking on the Simplified Box Model Hack. When I then used a comment hack to hide the SBMH from NS4, I discovered that it doesn’t understand "background-color: inherit", and rendered a goodly portion of the page with a putrid neon green background. Sooooo, I’ve inserted more comment hacks to hide the inherited properties from NS4.

So, to anybody browsing this page with that majorly outdated browser, “you’re frickin’ welcome.”

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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