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Hello,
 
I have designed a browser and want to check if my browser supports all of the html 4.01's specifications.I want to check if there will be any problems displaying any kind of html4.01 code.
 
How to do this? Any suggestions?
Taylan
Posted 1-Mar-12 22:30pm

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This is a problem: you cannot determine it on the fly. Besides, there are too many different versions of even the major browsers and nearly all of them have some incompatibility. You can find some reference material, but ultimate results can be achieved only through testing. Cross-browser compatibility is a complex and not 100% solvable problem.
 
I can only give you an advice based on my own opinion: don't try to make your pages look identical on all browsers: it's nearly impossible. Instead, try to devise more fluid and flexible page design the way that the incompatibilities would not look critical. For that purpose, keep it "as simple as possible, but no simpler" (© by A. Einstein, see http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein[^], http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/05/13/einstein-simple/#more-2363[^]).
 
—SA
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TaylanCirkinoglu at 2-Mar-12 4:03am
   
thanks for yor oppinion. I agree that my browser is not fully compatible but i want to see the ranges and what is not supported. Using refference material is a good idea to test but how to determine the references and what should these references involve? I dont worry about what other browsers do but mine.It does not have to seem identical with other browsers. For exampe i ve found a page that does this for html5 http://html5test.com/ . i need sth that does the same with html 4.01. And to analyze how it is done.
SAKryukov at 2-Mar-12 14:30pm
   
The problem is different. This is probably a list of supported features. Chances are, all 4.01 features are formally supported, but rendering is different. Besides, major portion of compatibility is CSS support. Some features of CSS are not supported, others are treated differently.
 
With just one browser, what would be the big problem? You can simply test every feature you need, to be 100% sure.
--SA

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