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From "Vadim Gritsenko" <vadim.gritse...@verizon.net>
Subject RE: Forrest (a.k.a. xml.apache.org 2.0)
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2001 16:14:31 GMT
Ok, here is modified version:
 - Google search works;
 - Reduced <table>s count in two times ;)
 - No more dot.gif!

Ugo,
Could you test this page again on Opera?
It looks good on IE6 and Mozilla 0.9.6 (windows).

PS Did not check though these modifications for HTML/XHTML
conformance...

Regards,
Vadim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ugo Cei [mailto:u.cei@cbim.it]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 4:41 AM
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Cc: Apache XML
> Subject: Re: Forrest (a.k.a. xml.apache.org 2.0)
> 
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> > 3) layout
> > ---------
> >
> > The layout previously proposed on this list was a solution to the
speed
> > problem but I couldn't adapt it to the depth needs identified in the
> > rest of the goals.
> >
> > So, I resurrected my rusty web design skills and came up with the
layout
> > you find attached. I've tested it on IE 5.5, NS 4.78 and Moz 0.9.5
on
> > win2k.
> >
> > Feedback, suggestions and criticisms are appreciated.
> 
> 
> Ok, hope this is considered constructive criticism ;).
> 
> I really think that we, as a community that thrives on open standards
> like XML, should do our best to adhere to such standards. I've tested
> your page with the W3C validator and it reports 43 conformance errors
if
>   validated against the HTML 4.01 Transitional DTD and too many errors
> to count if validated against the XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD.
> 
> As I said before, this is intended to be constructive criticism, so I
> rolled up my sleeves and transformed it into a valid XHTML 1.0
> Transitional document. I even added the nice W3C validation logo ;).
> 
> I've tested it on Mozilla 0.9.6 and Opera 6.0 beta on Linux. Mozilla
is
> fine and Opera shows a little glitch that I think could be easily
fixed,
> I just have no time at this momento to look after it. Sorry but I
> couldn't test it under IE 5/6 at the moment.
> 
> What about NS4 and IE4 and earlier? Well ... read
> http://www.alistapart.com/stories/netscape/ then come back to talk
about
> it (maybe off these lists if this is considered OT).
> 
> Speaking of standards conformance, besides validation, I'd like to
> rewrite this page to use a more structural markup, take all
stylistical
> attributes (colors, sizes, margins, etc.) to CSS, and refrain from
using
> tables and spacer gifs for layout. More on this in the coming days, if
I
> can find an hour or two to work on it.
> 
> 
> 	Ugo
> 
> --
> Ugo Cei - Consorzio di Bioingegneria e Informatica Medica
> P.le Volontari del Sangue, 2 - 27100 Pavia - Italy
> Phone: +39.0382.525100 - E-mail: u.cei@cbim.it

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