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Old 12-23-2007, 11:16 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by joshclark View Post
Marjolein wisely checked my site for CSS bonafides...

Thanks for your standards advocacy! You're quite right that Big Medium's CSS does not pass the W3C validator. However, the only non-standard property in Big Medium's CSS is the "zoom" property, which Big Medium uses to help Internet Explorer properly observe overflow rules. (Alas, the validator is also uneducated about CSS2 pseudo-classes like :first-child and :last-child).

Although "zoom" is an IE-proprietary property, it is used to target an IE-specific bug. Others may differ, but I find this type of usage to be very much in the spirit of CSS standards.
But if it isn't standard then it isn't - if it's for IE only, why not use IE-only but still syntactically valid conditional comments to include an IE-only extra stylesheet? If you care about standards and must support IE's quirks, then that is the way to do it and still publish valid code.

(Being Wikka Wiki's Standards Compliance Officer (and much besides), standards advocacy is my second nature - as most regulars in this forum know. And yes, a Wiki is a CMS, too.)

Sounds like you're unlikely to try proprietary software.
As long as there are decent open-source alternatives, yes. Only if none of those meet my requirements will I look at proprietary software (I do use commercial software, though often alongside OSS). I am as much an Open Source Software advocate as I am an open (Internet) standards advocate.

And now that I have your ear... how about explaining what "CMS ninjas" and "Programming fu" are?

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