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Re: The dreaded <FIXED_DIV> tag ????

From: Benjamin Wall (69232@xyz.molar.is)
Date: Thu 23 Jan 2003 - 16:19:26 GMT

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    Or better yet, can we replace it with <BR> That seems like the best
    substitute for it. With the <P> </P> tags you get extra space between
    the lines. I agree that M$ seems to be using the <DIV> when other
    much more simple HTML would suffice.

    On Thu, 2003-01-23 at 05:38, 69271@xyz.molar.is wrote:
    > How about replacing <FIXED_DIV optional crud></FIXED_DIV> with <P></P>?
    >
    > For some obscure Microsoftish reason <FIXED_DIV> is often used as <P>, so that
    > might display better.
    >
    > Oliver Tickell.
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Bjarni R. Einarsson" <69363@xyz.molar.is>
    > To: "Benjamin M Wall" <69232@xyz.molar.is>
    > Cc: <69313@xyz.molar.is>
    > Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 12:10 AM
    > Subject: Re: [anomy-list]: The dreaded <FIXED_DIV> tag ????
    >
    >
    > On 2003-01-22, 12:51:38 (-0500), Benjamin M Wall wrote:
    > > HEllo all,
    > >
    > > I am not subscribed to the list so please reply to me directly.
    > >
    > > Can someone give me a reason why the <FIXED_DIV> tag is `defanged' from HTML
    > > email. I know that HTML mail is bad, I know that it sucks, but the <FIXED_DIV>
    > tag
    > > has been around since HTML 3.0 so why is anomy stripping it?
    >
    > This is actually a workaround to avoid a display bug with Eudora mail
    > clients, when the CSS-styles are defanged. Eudora would for some odd
    > reason make semi-random parts of the message simply disappear.
    >
    > This was easily reproduced, since alot of Outlook 2000 clients would
    > send messages triggering this behavior.
    >
    > Defanging the DIV tags made the problem go away, and since it didn't
    > cause much other damage (AFAIK) that is now the default behavior.
    >
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