Journal: News & Comment

Friday, September 20, 2002
# 4:39:00 PM:

Sinking feeling

Permalinks to this entry: individual page or in monthly context. For more material from my journal, visit my home page or the archive.

When I added a JavaScript visitor tracker to the bottom of this Web page earlier this year, I discovered that there was no way to make it work and still keep the page as valid HTML.

Now, I've added another JavaScript thingie, in the form of the link list generated by in the right column. To my dismay, I just determined that the whole page completely disappears when viewed in the ancient Netscape Navigator 3.0, the first of the modern Web browsers. The page works acceptably in Netscape 3 if you turn JavaScript off, and even in text-based browsers. The JavaScript itself is apparently valid by current standards, but I never like breaking the view of this site in any browser.

Most Web designers would consider trying to support Netscape 3, from the mid-'90s, a waste of time, but according to my tracker, I've had more than 140 visits from Netscape 3 users, and even two visits from Netscape 2, of all things. I don't like to turn anyone away.


Journal Archive »

Template BBEdited on 29-Apr-2010

Site problems? Gripes? Angst? - e-mail
Site contents © 1997–2007 by Derek K. Miller

You may use content from this site non-commercially if you give me credit, under the terms of my Creative Commons license.

eXTReMe Tracker