[WSG] Targeting IE5

2003-10-09 Thread Ben Boyle
I would have thought the best way to target a browser (be it IE5 or other) was content negotiation. Detect the browser and serve content in the appropriate format. Does anyone else get the feeling this technique is rarely used whilst cruder methods proliferate? IMHO, web servers can do a lot more

RE: [WSG] Targeting IE5

2003-10-09 Thread Mark Stanton
I agree completely James. Targetting browsers is an inefficient waste of time in about 95% of cases. AFAIK its a big step backwards. Having said that its hard to draw a line. We often find ourselves doing things like div classouterdiv class=inner ...and hiding some stuff inside @import to work

RE: [WSG] Targeting IE5

2003-10-09 Thread Lindsay Evans
If you're talking about content negotiation in the way I think you are (by the values passed to the server in the 'Accept' HTTP header) and not by getting the value of the 'User-Agent' HTTP header, then I'm all for it. One of my recent thoughts was to check if the UA had 'text/xml' or