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blackjack47
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Laurel, MD, USA
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 04-10-2003 17:55

Hello all,

I'm having a problem with getting a page to print properly in Netscape 4.x.

Basically, the content of the page is changed by DHTML after the user enters information into a form. That information is formated for printing.

In IE and in Netscape 5 and above, it prints fine, but in Netscape 4.x, it prints the original page unchanged by the DHTML.

Any help would be great.

thanks,
blackjack

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 04-10-2003 19:31

A Netscape 4 printing bug?

Good luck to ya.

blackjack47
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Laurel, MD, USA
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 04-10-2003 19:44

Slime,

Well, thats pretty much what I expected. I was hoping against all odds someone would know something I could do.

Usually, I wouldn't worry about forcing Netscape 4.x users to do something different to get the same result, but they make up an unusually large amount of the audience for this particular site.

thanks anyway,
blackjack

Clay
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Utreg, NL
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 10:17

Not that it solves the problem, but you should Really convince this particular audience that their browser is simply too old. NS4.x recently "celebrated" its 5th aniversarry. It supports stuff from html 4 which is again a year older than that, and it violates everything the W3C stands for and what modern browsers stand for.
Every site that is built now that still supports NS4.x prolongs its existance, and holds back developments and techniques that webdevelopers are eager to use; You of all have a task, or rather a moral duty to address your audience to finally give up and start to use a modern browser!

Every day that passes makes supporting NS4.x a bigger crime! :P

peterned

blackjack47
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Laurel, MD, USA
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 04-17-2003 17:24

Clay,

I completely agree with you. The client is government however, and they seem to update their software en masse at least two years behind most commercial clients. I was very shocked to see most people running Netscape 4.x when I was onsite. Some of these people didn't even know they had IE on their computers. It was like the being back in 1998, minus the generous paycheck I used to get for dealing with Netscape

blackjack




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