I've spent more time making the Python docs work in NS4 than making them look good in more modern browsers
This is sad but true. I still have Netscape 4 here for testing as well. (I run into the same problem with other web technologies, like Macromedia Flash. Yes, probably 97% of browsers do have a Flash player installed, but what version? Many are still at Version 3.) Those "Download FREE upgrade" buttons may as well be invisible.
I don't think we should let Zope3 look ugly on old browsers, but isn't it acceptable for it to look more modest? With careful use of CSS, it is possible to let the older browsers "fail gracefully".
If the web-centric, software-tools development community feels strongly about perpetuating old browsers (and old web standards) then isn't it about time for that community to provide tools to hide the details? When will Python, and for sure Zope, have built-in browser detection and formatting support driven by some sort of meta format that let's us application developers get on with developing applications?
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