[REBOL] Re: Re REBOL FAQ updated
From: carl:cybercraft at: 16-Sep-2002 18:33
On 15-Sep-02, Christopher Ross-Gill wrote:
> Hi Carl,
>> "Most" probably can, but Amiga for one can't, as none of the three
>> main Amiga browsers yet support CSS. That said, I assume CSS has a
>> non-CSS default to fall back on when a browser doesn't support it,
>> or is that too wild an assumption to make? I've not done anything
>> with CSS.
> Every browser has style -- iirc, on Amiga browsers you can choose
> fonts/sizes to represent h1-h6, p, et al. So even with minimal
> markup, there is still shape to a document. CSS gives a site author
> the ability to set the style for browsers that support it.
> Try this -- http://www.ross-gill.com/make-doc.html -- and enter some
> make-doc text into the text area.
Hmm - I'd not done anything with make-doc, though I've seen mention of
it often enough. So, I found the make-doc.r script and ran it, and
it asked me for a file, so I gave it a little script to do whatever
it does with a file, and it opened a browser window, but then the
browser gave me a no-DNS-entry-found error. I think perhaps I'm
So instead I just pasted the script into your box and hit OK. (:
> The resultant document is valid
> and vanilla XHTML linked to a style sheet. It is equally readable on
> Opera6/Win and Voyager2/Amiga (yes, I have tested it).
Yes, it was readable, though I wouldn't say tidy, as font sizes
changed here and there for no apparent reason and there was a big,
bold "Contents" in the REBOL header that wasn't in the original file.
But then, this wasn't "make-doc" text, so I expect its format was
wrong for starters.
> Except with
> Opera, IE and Netscape(6+) it looks the way I want it too -- unless
> the user turns off style sheets and get the look they want. (in the
> middle of all this is Netscape 4 which makes everything look
Our wish for looks over clarity has not been totally successful yet.