[Clipart] Re: The PNG problem in Windows Internet Explorer
jon at rejon.org
Fri Jan 28 15:53:09 PST 2005
Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> "Jonadab the Unsightly One" <jonadab at bright.net> writes:
>>We don't want the site to be totally unviewable in earlier versions,
>>but if the background colour of the images is off, that seems like a
>>pretty minor problem for a browser that old. (And I suspect it's
>>not our worst problem; the CSS layout probably breaks too, in 4.x if
>>not in 5.0.
> Okay, for the first installment of this, I installed Win95 OSR2 (on
> VMWare Workstation) and had a look at the site using IE 3.0. The site
> is *theoretically* navigable and usable (which I think speaks well of
> our design, frankly), but it's sure not pretty. Among other things...
> * Almost all images on the site cannot display, because PNG is not
> supported by IE 3.0 at all, period. You see a little red X where
> each image would be.
> * CSS is pretty much totally unsupported as well, so it's like the
> stylesheets aren't even there. This has rather significant
> implications for the layout (lots of vertical scrolling is needed,
> and Win95 doesn't support scrollmice either), also for colors, and
> so on.
> * The XML declaration leaks out into the page, because IE3 doesn't
> understand that it's part of the markup.
> * On the Wiki, the navigation options (including "edit the text of
> this page") aren't visible.
> Screenshots available upon request.
> However, this is a really old and quite pathetic browser, and anyone
> who's still using it must be accustomed to most of the web not
> displaying as intended, if at all. (When I started using this OS back
> when I got my first non-secondhand PC, the first thing I used IE for
> was to download Navigator 4.0.)
> I'll try to dig up the Win98 SE CD and have a look at it in IE4 next.
> That should be a little better.
Hahhaha...this is like historical laughs. I only think we should try to be
accountable for our site working on IE 5.5 and greater, mozilla, firefox, safari
on as many platforms as possible (majorly LINUX/PC/MAC). In the end we have to
draw the line somewhere though, right?
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