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XHTML/CSS Redesign of mozilla.org Home Page

Thursday October 2nd, 2003

MozPhile writes: "In an effort to publicize a new CSS design for mozilla.org, a new mozdev project has been created. Based on the current design, this new one features valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2, with semantic HTML. First a fully standards-compliant browser, now a fully standards-compliant website to top it off!" Note that mozilla.org has not made any official statement regarding the design or whether they plan to use it.


#5 and another thing...

by mlefevre

Thursday October 2nd, 2003 6:53 AM

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In a newsgroup posting not too long ago about the website, one of the mozilla.org folks said that they would welcome help with the mozilla.org website, but specifically said that people should not try and work on the home page or anything site-wide. Also, while things don't have to be perfect, they've said that things need to look ok in Netscape 4 (i.e. not be totally unstyled).

I should have said "totally broken in IE6" - which tries and fails to treat it as XML. IE doesn't understand XHTML - the only way to get it to work is to use XHTML 1.0 and serve it as text/html, which it will then interpret as HTML 4-ish and work. Mozilla will also be interpreting this as HTML because of the content type, so there's no point at all in having it as XHTML - see <http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml> for a discussion on this.