Google Zeitgeist Browser Stats Now Recognise 'Netscape 5.x'
Thursday February 20th, 2003
FriedEgg writes: "'Netscape 5.x' (Mozilla based browsers) are now listed separately in the Google Zeitgeist, and no longer grouped into 'Other'."
Targeted at members of the press and the curious, Google Zeitgeist offers regular statistics on the trends, patterns and surprises found by analysing Google search data. Following on from a discussion in our forums, MozillaZine reader jgraham has been in touch with Google, who say that 'Netscape 5.x' represents "all versions of Netscape 5.0 and newer and anything that uses Gecko."
Sunday February 23rd, 2003 1:05 PM
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"Developing for the large and growing subset of the standards that both IE and Gecko supports seems like a prudent and time saving approach."
According to this page <http://www.w3.org/People/…xhtml/media-types/MSIE6.0> , XHTML doesn't seem to be one of them; look at the big red column in the table under "application/xhtml+xml".
It's true that the difference between IE and W3C box models can be worked around with a box-within-box hack, but what part of the subset of the standards that both IE and Gecko support covers patent-free lossless animations?
"Is that true even if you reference an appropriate style sheet with the content?"
What do you mean, exactly? Do you mean the same CSS stylesheet that I already use for HTML and which works with a <link /> element in XHTML in Mozilla but does not get read in IE, or something else that I don't know about? Would somebody please give me a link that explains step-by-step how to get XHTML working in IE?
"I'm no web developer but it seems like there are pretty trivial ways to work around most browser quirks without forking the whole web page/site."
I've seen many such workarounds on Netscape DevEdge, but I haven't seen 1. a good workaround for IE's lack of support for MNG animations, or 2. an appropriate stylesheet to use with IE to force it to render XHTML as XHTML rather than a source tree, along with instructions to get IE to use it.