Change to book generation

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sat Oct 5 08:35:13 PDT 2002


Bruce Dubbs wrote:

> Seth W. Klein wrote:
>
>> Matthias Benkmann <matthias at winterdrache.de> wrote:
>>  
>>
>>> On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 18:55:04 -0400 "Seth W. Klein" 
>>> <sk at sethwklein.net> wrote:
>>>   
>>>
>>>> It is not. However, Mozilla at least, will recognize it if it is
>>>> written as "<br />". Note the space.
>>>>     
>>>
>>> That is not the point. I was talking about HTML that is valid, not HTML
>>> that is working in Mozilla (which doesn't even require the space; no
>>> browser I know requires the space).   
>>
>>
>> Then you have forgotten Netscape 4.x. Or does some 4.x version later
>> than 4.79 handle <br/> without the space?
>>
> Catering to obsolete software tends to delay adoption of standards 
> complient software.  Why even try to support Netscape 4.x when 7.0 is 
> available?  No one I know tries to be complient with NS2, NS3, IE2, 
> IE3, or IE4 any more.  At what point do we say "We don't support that 
> obsolete (fill in your old software) any more."?
>  -- Bruce
>
s/complient/compliant/g  :)

  -- Bruce


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