Re: From: Martin Geisler <gimpster-sender-a34da2@...>
>This looks like a very bad idea - or rather, it looks like a
>non-standards-compliant way of writing (X)HTML. If we start
>workaround to fix the bugs in IE, then they'll never get proper
>support for PNG images.
I don't particularly like workarounds either, but to get webpages
to look good cross-browser still requires tricks. Perfect
example -- look at all the sites that still use tables to do
page layout. Yours, mine, phpwiki, and many many many others.
Phpwiki also uses a heavy and light CSS -- another workaround
trick for browsers like NS4.x.
We all would probably love to use only the latest technology and
standards, but the fact is browsers lag behind. Unfortunately,
it's in different areas.
For unknown reasons, phpwiki's graphics creators have decided to
use a technology that IE doesn't render properly. They've
probably convinced themselves this is better just like the
strftime function. That's their pejorative. For me, I'm going
to cater to what the overwhelming majority of people are using
today. That's IE5+.