Re: EVM Webpage template

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Fri Aug 08 2003 - 09:48:42 CDT

On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 05:42 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:

> At 1:50 AM +0530 8/8/03, Anand Pillai wrote:
>> I think that we will need to support the major browsers
>> "out there", like Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.4 and Opera 7.0.
>> I am not an expert with HTML, so I cannot say how the
>> webpage design will vary between various versions of one
>> browser. Probably we can add javascript code inline to
>> take care of such inconsistencies between versions.
>
> And for us Mac users, Safari.

I prefer Icab, but my general feeling is that you should
never put anything on the web that doesn't pass the W3C
style checker.

   See http://validator.w3.org/check

Anything that passes that check will generally display
well under almost any browser. I make a point of running
my web pages past that system routinely.

Also, I never use gratuitous javascript on a web page.
Java is wonderful for animations and interactive engines,
but use of it to add glitz to otherwise functional web
pages (rollovers and similar stuff) is foolish.

This is, in fact, one of the things we need to focus on in
this (and any) voting system project -- use the minimum
sufficient mechanism to solve the problem!

                                Doug Jones
                                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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