M13 Alpha - What's Next?
Thursday January 27th, 2000
Mozilla.org has declared M13 to be "alpha" which means Mozilla needs your attention and constructive bug reports as it pushes towards beta. Why not check out the latest builds and start using Mozilla more and more throughout your day?
Also, you can join the gathering in #mozillazine every evening. Talk about the latest builds, help clear out duplicate bugs, or just hang and chat. Point your IRC client at irc.mozilla.org, or, better yet, you can use the Chatzilla IRC client enabled in the latest builds (under the Tasks menu). Just start up the client, /attach moznet, and then /join #mozillazine. You'll probably want to change your nick from IRCMonkey to something more appropriate once you get connected. :-) You can also use the Java chat client on our chat page.
#73 About W3C Validation
Saturday January 29th, 2000 2:43 PM
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Is it necessary to make document type definitions in all uppercase letters or is the W3C "HTML/XHTML validator" worthless trash?
Anyway, I just spent a significant amount of time trying to make a Webpage and style sheet that met the following criteria:
1. Able to pass the W3C validation tests.
2. Functional in Netscape 4.7, Internet Explorer 5.01, and Mozilla M13.
Inernet Explorer could not handle rgb values in decimal form (255,213,123). Netscape could not handle making pink letters... Mozilla did not recognize the colors at all.
I finally got the style sheet working with Netscape and IE by ignoring the W3C recommendation and typing hexadecimal values. Then I got it working with Mozilla by adding # signs. Then I got the stupid document type definition working by making it all uppercase.
Why is all this necessary? Am I doing something wrong? It seems that using HTML 3.2 would be easier than using style sheets to make cross-browser Webpages. I am open to correction.