I can't tell if this is really the right place to voice my suggestion that
you consider sprucing up squirrelmail's generated html code to be more
fully standards compatible.
I believe your code would benefit from being both more fully CSS driven
and compatible with with the XHTML Strict Doctype for the following
* CSS1 is almost completely supported by all major browsers beyond 4x, and
many of the best browsers are free.
* Well-formed HTML relying fully on CSS1 for layout will degrade perfectly
* Using CSS for layout would pare down the bulky FONT and nested table
code so pages would load faster.
* Implementing an external stylesheet approach for the entire suite would
allow users to fully customize squirrelmail for current and future screen
browsers, handheld devices and whatever else comes along.
* The FONT tag and frames will not be allowed in future versions of HTML;
neither are currently allowed in an "Strict" XHTML DOCTYPE declaration.
I recognize that this constitutes something of a major overhaul and may
not really be feasible.
From: Chris Hilts <tassium@sq...> - 2003-09-25 14:52:01
> I believe your code would benefit from being both more fully CSS driven
> and compatible with with the XHTML Strict Doctype for the following
Possibly. However, right now the doctype is HTML 4.01 Transitional. CSS
and classes/types are all on the menu for later, when we implement
Heidi Pollock said:
> I can't tell if this is really the right place to voice my suggestion t=
> you consider sprucing up squirrelmail's generated html code to be more
> fully standards compatible.
This has been discussed on this list before, and will be addressed when
templating is brought in (which will be soon.. <sighs>)
'Waste of a good apple.' - Samwise Gamgee