Wired News Redesigns With Web Standards

Friday October 11th, 2002

Brent Marshall, Anonymous, sacolcor and Doron all wrote in to tell us that Wired News has a new, standards-compliant design. The site, part of Terra Lycos (Condé Nast owns the magazine bit), is now coded in XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS with not a <table> tag in sight (though as Scott Andrew points out, the front page doesn't quite validate right now). In addition, the site now features user-selectable alternative stylesheets. It also looks great.

Doron adds: "Eric Meyer from the Netscape Evangelism group has an interview with the Network Design Manager at Netscape DevEdge." Eric Meyer is also quoted in the Terra Lycos press release.

#20 Not User Agent

by bertilow

Tuesday October 15th, 2002 5:46 AM

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"The really critical problem is that common Web servers provide no sensible way of serving different MIME types based on the user agent, without resorting to server-side scripting."

It should not be done based on "User Agent". It should be done based on the "Accept" header. But it's still true that common Web servers don't give any easy way of doing this.

It can however be done without too much trouble with PHP, ASP, JSP or any similar thing.