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By willytcf ·
I am using front page 2000 to create a
html and using layer. But I cannot read it
normally by netscape 4.7. However, I can
read it normally in Netscape 6.0. Can
anyone help me? And what can I do if I
want to still be read by Netscape
4.7?Thank you.

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by eBob In reply to Uncompatable homepage

It sounds as if the page you developed in FP is using one of the newer features available to web pages, but not "fully supported" in earlier versions of Netscape.

You should especially look for DHTML elements like animated menus, roll-overs and so on. You might also look into stylesheets which might be in use.

This might not necessarily be a "Netscape" problem. We who write web pages by hand (text editors), or those who develop truly useful development environments (like Dreamweaver, etc.) know how difficult it can be to develo what we call "cross-browser" technologies. This is especially true of DHTML and CSS-2. Frontpage, showing its heritage all too well, typically generates pages with MS Internet Explorer in mind. The DOM used inIE is not necessarily thatg used in other browsers, and therefore the code generated may not necessarily work in other browsers.

"How to write cross-browser functionality?"

It ain't easy! Basically, we test the client's browser, and try to apply the appropriate code. See "webreference.com" for lots more info.

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by Marence In reply to Uncompatable homepage

Actually "layer" is a tag that is supported in Netscape 4.7; Frontpage doesn't use the layer tag to make layers, it uses div and span, which are only supported in IE and Netscape 6. To make your pages more cross-browser compatible, avoid using elements of DHTML. Try using Browserola, which is a freeware application available at www.coda.com. It allows you to see how your pages will be interpreted by all sorts of versions of different browsers.

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