Formatting and browser compatibility

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Paul Mason, May 19, 2005.

  1. Paul Mason

    Paul Mason Guest

    Hi folks,

    I just need some advice about books/where to look about this subject.

    I've got a number of happily running .NET apps that are doing the business
    and have some good formatting, as long as the user is using IE. Non of
    these applications are doing anything particularly special, just
    straightforward navigate, add/edit and reporting activeX
    or java apps.

    I've just modified one of these applications to be non-IE compliant. The
    browsers in question are Firefox and Safari. This has generally been
    succesful, except for some of the formatting. On the whole it isn't too
    bad. Firefox and Safari both render the location of controls, labels and
    buttons fairly well. The major problem is with multline text controls which
    map to <textarea> input types in HTML...the controls I have are quite large
    and are designed to take a lot of text. Unfortunately in Firefox and safari
    they look considerably smaller in both axes and I'm not sure that these
    broswer render the vectors in the <style> tag. Also I sometimes have
    problems with combo box input type controls filling up the entire width of
    the screen (some do, some don't....weird one this).

    Any suggestions or do I (well, the users) have to live with it??

    I do wish the W3C would wake up to the concept of vector's
    hardly rocket science these days!

    Paul Mason, May 19, 2005
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  2. Paul Mason

    Guest Guest


    have you looked into using the Browsercap tag in the config file.
    Should help with 90% of the formatting.
    Except for Opera, that browser sucks. :)
    Guest, May 19, 2005
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  3. Paul Mason

    Paul Mason Guest


    I'd kind of looked at it and i see what you mean.

    Just goes to show how much we take for granted in windows/linux programming.

    Paul Mason, May 20, 2005
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