I have a curious stance on browser support. There is nothing on these pages that should cause any browser grief: I hardly ever use any HTML tags other than anchors, images, tables, headings, and paragraphs. However, I do make massive use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to style everything, I use tables, which some older browsers don't support, I don't specify image sizes for people with old browsers that are incapable of rerendering the page while the image gets downloaded...
The fact is that I don't particularly care about supporting old browsers. My main concern is one of asthetics and elegance. Using XSL to generate super-thin HTML with cascading style sheets doing all the formatting is elegant, above all else.
Thus, bugs in old or wierd browsers that some people work around, I ignore. I believe that you should browse the Internet with a browser that supports relatively recent standards, and has had most glaring bugs fixed. Commenting out (<-- -->) blocks of script code so that old versions of Netscape Navigator ignore them may work, but it's ugly beyond belief. Users should upgrade their browsers appropriately.
On the other hand, I'm always careful to support Lynx. I don't believe people should be using latest versions of one of the Big Two browsers: I just think that browser developers should support recent standards, and users should ensure that the browsers that they're using are modern and well written. Lynx is a fine idea: the Web is meant to be multi-platform, working well on text-based mediums: CSS has tons of support for that. But Lynx should be upgraded to support the standards it can support: like in-browser XSL transforms, CSS support (where it can), etc.
This policy is not for everybody. Corporations, for example, that want to allow everybody to see their web pages need to bend over backwards to make everybody happy. I have the advantage that if I lose 30% of my visitors because they can't see tables, I don't have to worry about it: this is a personal endeavor.
So there you go. That's my rant. I should go through and clean it up one of these days. I will -- but not right now.
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