Cross-Browser Layers, Part One
Subject:   Author's response - short extra note
Date:   2001-06-07 12:02:10
From:   stignygaard
Response to: Author's response

I just read this part one one more time, and got in dought...

> Layers are a nice technology that
> can be used for submenus, absolute
> positioning, animation, etc.
> Killing them prematurely is a total
> waste.

You are aware of Netscape 6 IS supporting layers, but not the NS4.x way of layers ? NS6 support layers the W3C-way. And so does does IE5+.

You can't use the <LAYER> tag in NS4.x, and you can't use document.layers, but you CAN use <DIV> and you CAN use document.getElementById.


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  • Author's response - short extra note
    2001-06-08 06:38:57  Budi Kurniawan | O'Reilly Author [View]

    Hi Stig,
    I am sure there are a lot of users who, like myself, find your comments inspiring. All that you said are right. Netscape 6 has its own way for layers. However, if you code layers for Netscape 6, Netscape 4.x users will feel abandoned. I am sure the newer "layer" will eventually be the de facto standard. How long it will take to replace the old technology entirely is for us to wait and see.
    • Author's response - short extra note
      2001-11-18 15:44:33  darknerd [View]


      I think you are making it sound way more complicated that it really is. Stig added other code snippets in article 2 to show just how simple it is to add W3C support.

      I don't quite understand your aversion to adding support for W3C DOM. There is no new added learning curve.

      By not added W3C support, just frustrates us newbies out there, who want to make their code simply work, not just on older incapable browsers, but also on newer exciting developments from IE6, NS6, Mozilla, and Opera5.

      - Joaquin