[TYPO3-english] Browser Detection Code

Christopher Schnell typo3 at mda.ch
Tue Nov 17 08:08:30 CET 2009

Christopher Torgalson schrieb:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 6:55 AM, bernd wilke <x00nsji02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
>> Am Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:58:52 +0100 schrieb Christopher Schnell:
>>> bernd wilke schrieb:
>> personally I don't like browser-conditions at all.
>> I don't like browser-special-solutions of any kind.
>> The purpose of HTML (+CSS) never(!) was to have a unique appearance in
>> every browser, on every computer. HTML-design is no print-design!!!
>> But as long as customers insist on having
>> a) layouts accurate to the pixel in every browser
>> b) supporting antique browsers like IE6
>> it's my best solution against having different pages for each browser
>> detected by PHP/Typoscript, which is as bad as having a HTML/text-version
>> of a page which is realized in flash just to support search-engines or to
>> be 'barrier-free'.
>> and believe me: in one point Meiert is absolutely wrong:
>> CSS-Hacks are more problematic to maintain than Conditional-Comments!
>> I had some sites with CSS-hacks. after the releases of IE7 and IE8 all
>> these sites were more complicated to maintain than those with Conditional-
>> Comments. The new browsers don't care about the CSS-hack-selections for
>> the old browsers and for each hack you have to find a new individual
>> solution.
> +1
> I'd also add that Meiert's principal criticism--that conditional
> comments make pages harder to maintain--is absurd when they're being
> deployed from a content management system where they can be altered or
> removed by changing a few lines of code in one central location (even
> if the site has tens of thousands of pages).
That's what I think, too, but my point was to seed some "awareness" for 
the implications when dealing with conditional comments.

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