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Re: CSS-P, layers, links and accessibility


From: Jo Miller
Date: Jul 25, 2001 9:36AM

At 10:07 -0500 7/25/01, Tom Dahm wrote:
>I'd advise you to stay away from CSS positioning. Netscape 4
>doesn't support this reliably enough to make it a safe technology,
>and NN 4 still makes up about 15% of the browser market.
I agree that Netscape's spotty and unpredictable support means that
CSS positioning should be used sparingly (at least for now) and
tested carefully on multiple platforms.
Note, by the way, that Netscape 4.x-6 will also prevent you from
tabbing to links and form fields within a table if you've used the
ALIGN attribute to position the table. The same is true if you use
ALIGN with images that are links; Netscape users will not be able to
tab to those links.
How important are Netscape's tabbing issues? That's a question worth
discussing, since tabbers (like me) do have the option of using IE.
Netscape for Mac doesn't support tabbing at all (and I don't think
Netscape/Linux does either, does it?).
Jo Miller