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Old 07-06-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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Which are we supposed to be using and why?

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Old 07-06-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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CSS level 1 is very limited. Use whatever of level 2 you really need - most modern browsers support most of level 2. (Some even support a bit of level 3.)

   
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Be careful about CSS 2.0; the currently “safe” (if we ignore some of MSIE6’s pecadillos) version is actually 2.1, which was a sort of downgrade from 2.0.

If you have the Bos & Lie book, you may be tempted by some cool CSS that is supported almost never. (Mac Safari supports some of these properties, but not the Mozilla family and, I’m pretty sure, Opera.)

I didn’t know that any of CSS 3 was being supported by current browsers; maybe Marjolein can point us to a list somewhere.

   
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I didn’t know that any of CSS 3 was being supported by current browsers; maybe Marjolein can point us to a list somewhere.
No, I don't have a list. As far as I know FireFox (maybe Opera as well) supports some CSS 3 - but I just ignore that.

Never mind cool effects - I use what works across a collection of browsers, or close enough. But that is a lot mreo than only CSS 1.

   
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:50 PM   #5
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I just downloaded the most recent Top Style. That has levels 1, 2.0, and 2.1. I just set mine to 2.1 according to Kathleen. Am I safer sticking with 1? I don't need any more trouble than I already make for myself. I think it's time to break for the day, Frank's on his way home and I'm ready for a cocktail. This has been a huge stress on my little bitty brain.
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If you have the Bos & Lie book, you may be tempted by some cool CSS that is supported almost never. (Mac Safari supports some of these properties, but not the Mozilla family and, I’m pretty sure, Opera.)
The Bos & Lie book is excellent, and it warns about what is supported and not supported. Just as you say, Microsoft Explorer 5.5 and 6.0 are more often suspect than other browsers.
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