Letter #21 - 2006
Unable to watch a page
Date: Date: 10/08/2006 11:03:22 AM MDT
From: Alex II
Some time ago one of your pages (I don't recall which one) frozen my browser. I have had no problems with any other ever since.
Is there any reason for this?
The html code in our website is generated with Microsoft Front Page software. This makes it 100% compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.
We believe this happened because you are using Netscape which is a very popular browser. In order to make our website a hundred percent compatible with MS Explorer and Netscape, we redesigned it five years ago by changing a bit the html code.
As an example, the frame lines in this very table you are reading on are 'ridged' instead of flat solid lines. This is an html attribute from IE that Netscape won't recognize and may crash your browser.
The following html code illustrates this situation:
<table border="2" width="29%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border: 2px ridge #B57D0B;">
The highlighted attribute 'px' seems not to be compatible with Netscape and may or may not freeze your system. So, by manually deleting this px attribute in our pages the compatibility problem was solved without having to compromise the looking of the pages or not using this feature at all.
We think that there are still few pages we missed to change and we urge our viewers having problems viewing our site with Netscape to e-mail us about any related problem.
Thank you for visiting us,