Rant about CSS standards

TJIC told me “the timestamps in your blog kinda freak me out. They look like small hovering clues, as if I’d moused over something…and am being given suplimentary info…”

That didn’t jibe with any of my style sheets so I looked into it. Apparently, Netscape and IE treat the Float: tag differently. Here’s examples:

Internet Explorer 6.0
Netscape 7.1

(note: the date is an <H2> tag, the text that begins "Outloo.."  is an <H3> tag)

I’ve since tweaked it a bit so it doesn’t look so terribly noticeable. The problem seems to lie in how the two browsers let CSS margins affect floated text. They do it just a little bit differently. They still don’t look perfectly the same, but they’re good enough.

Internet Explorer 6.0
Netscape 7.1

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