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  1. #1
    Brian R. Guest

    Elena


    Elena,

    you wrote

    "The framework is aware of the browser level and sends HTML suitable to the
    level of the
    browser (IE 4.0, IE 5.5, Netscape whatever). This gets around the need to
    check browser types (IE or Netscape) and levels."

    Okay, I am probably extending what you are saying with wishful thinking.
    You say it detects browser types, okay. But does it convert MS HTML(DHTML)
    into the Netscape equivalent version?

    It sounds like the .NET studio is already worth it for web developers, but
    if it did this, that would take the cake. I suppose it doesn't do it, but
    my eyes were getting that 'wide as saucers' look for a moment.

    I am not a real web developer yet, but was reading up on it (DHTML), and
    Netscape does seem to be a bit of a pain, just like my teacher told us.
    I can't get layer tags to work in the latest version of Netscape's browser.
    I am lost on where Netscape is at with its newest browser version.

    Sincerely,

    Brian R.

  2. #2
    MarkN Guest

    Re: Elena


    One reason I avoid HMTL intefaces at almost all costs.


    "Brian R." <CISconsultant@netscape.net> wrote:
    >
    >Elena,
    >
    >you wrote
    >
    >"The framework is aware of the browser level and sends HTML suitable to

    the
    >level of the
    >browser (IE 4.0, IE 5.5, Netscape whatever). This gets around the need

    to
    >check browser types (IE or Netscape) and levels."
    >
    >Okay, I am probably extending what you are saying with wishful thinking.
    > You say it detects browser types, okay. But does it convert MS HTML(DHTML)
    >into the Netscape equivalent version?
    >
    >It sounds like the .NET studio is already worth it for web developers, but
    >if it did this, that would take the cake. I suppose it doesn't do it, but
    >my eyes were getting that 'wide as saucers' look for a moment.
    >
    >I am not a real web developer yet, but was reading up on it (DHTML), and
    >Netscape does seem to be a bit of a pain, just like my teacher told us.


    >I can't get layer tags to work in the latest version of Netscape's browser.
    > I am lost on where Netscape is at with its newest browser version.
    >
    >Sincerely,
    >
    >Brian R.



  3. #3
    Michael Q. Gautier Guest

    Re: Elena


    Even though IE has taken more marketshare, I still test many of my web applications
    on Netscape 4.03 for those sites that have a cross browser requirement. Netscape
    does support DHTML but it varies between versions and in comparison to IE.
    In the past, before ASP .NET, I successfully coded JavaScript/CSS that worked
    consistently between the browsers as long as I avoided Browser specific extensions
    and the like.

    With ASP .NET several of the control output DHTML to the browsers that can
    render them properly, but for Netscape 4.03, it almost all HTML 3.2. I find
    this satisfactory from the standpoint of not having to write generic JavaScript
    (or JavaScript period). Since most QA of web applications, these days, takes
    place on IE, such a variance in client behavior is easily accepted.

    Another good option would be the use of Macromedia Flash MX for the UI in
    combination with Flash Remoting for .NET or Java where you could leverage
    a rich, cross browser, consistent UI and still have your application code
    the way you want it. As soon as .NET/Java Remoting comes out of beta, I will
    start to migrate that way since the application of that technology avoids
    the .NET client distribution problems with Windows Forms, while giving you
    the benefit of higher performance, presentation fidelity and appropriateness
    to data entry applications.




  4. #4
    simon Guest

    Re: Elena

    "Michael Q. Gautier" <gautier_michael@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3d2ccd26$1@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Even though IE has taken more marketshare, I still test many of my web

    applications
    > on Netscape 4.03 for those sites that have a cross browser requirement.

    <snip>

    Yupe. Probably the only people that are still using NN are the AOL folks,
    so who cares, right? Haha, just kidding.

    Anyway, same here. We have to make sure our codes will run on NN also.

    simon.



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