I think I understand your approach. Unfortunately, with any web-based
tool, target platform must be carefully considered. I was looking for a
specific list of browsers that meet the requirements you set forth,
that's all. I want a hard specification to begin knowing what
we might want to test or ask others to test for us. I want to know what
I can and can not use with the OHS prototype we are planning on
building. The QA experience in my past is coming through a bit.
Let me take a blind stab at it:
Netscape: 4.5x, 4.6x, 4.7x, 6.0pr1 (based on Mozilla)
Mozilla: Milestone 10 and above if you dare to run it (M16 is present)
Internet Explorer: 5.0, 5.5
* Joe D Willliams <JOEDWIL@earthlink.net> [000806 13:22]:
> Hello Grant,
> My experience says that most every browser will support XHTML (basic HTML 4
> markup, no embedded style), except for possible problems with style sheets.
> In any event, we should not have any style markup in the XML file. In the
> http://bootstrap.org:8080/OHS/Architecture%20Diagram architecture if we need
> to retain some style or script info, then we may need to generate these
> files alongside the backlink file for later use by the view generator. Right
> now since we are just dealing with e-mail, the user is possibly doing the
> work of, for example, copy and paste part of a complex web page into e-mail
> form so that we can start to process it. OHS will be greater service if it
> can accept and preserve complex formatting and scripting and even
> applications when the user thinks it is important to developing content. For
> now, though, I think we just want to archive in a standardized (by us in
> Eric's suggested e-mail markup) XML.
> ECMAScript usually stands a better chance of working cross-platform than
> either older NS or MS versions. I don't think we need to worry about full
> support for old browsers like NS 4 or MS 4 - only a tool with support for
> XML, DOM, and dom extensions following (and leading) w3c will be useful for
> this project.
> Thank You and Best Regards,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Grant Bowman" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: August 06, 2000 1:51 AM
> Subject: Re: Viewer Engine
> > * Joe D Willliams <JOEDWIL@earthlink.net> [000806 05:54]:
> > > > > Question: What spec HTML is the target? HTML 4 with style
> > > > > sheets and the like? Assume mozilla and msie 5 or should be
> > > > > be fully compatible with NS4 ?
> > >
> > > I put a comment on the Wiki page, and I would say to use XHTML and
> > > ECMAScript.
> > Joe, do you know what are the lowest browsers that support these?
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