Preparing Your Site for Navigator 5.0
Wednesday November 24th, 1999
Shelley Powers of inquiry.com has written an informative article on preparing your DHTML website for compatibility with Navigator 5.0 and the DOM standard. This one is definitely worth the read if you're interested in working to the DOM spec, but would like to keep a measure of backwards compatibility with older browsers.
#21 Ready for Navigator 5.0
Thursday November 25th, 1999 8:03 AM
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As a *very* smaller web-developer (two very small sites) I was getting sick of the differences between Nav4 and MSIE thogh I'm a Netscape fan. Now I agreed for myself to change my personal homepage (<http://start.at/kairo>) to a standards compliant site being showed correctly by Mozilla and ignore what MSIE does not accept on those pages as long as they don't look too ugly. And I'm putting the "old" design to a Nav4 directory to which all Nav4 users are redirected via JS. I think I would do that more and more also on my other *small* stes. And I think it's a good way to deal with the different browsers used now and in a few months (MSIE4, MSIE5, Nav4, Mozilla/Nav5) and to deal with standards (the primary page is standards compliant, the secondary is a "patch" for Nav4). The only remaining problem is how to deal with dynamic content...