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'Eye' Focus: Web Support Tutorials

Browser Limitations

The table below compares some of the problems and inconsistencies between various brands and versions of browsers. The browser brands exampled are from Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE), Netscape's Navigator (NN), and browsers from America On-Line (AOL).

The linked images show just how each browser interprets the problems that are encountered in the exampled demonstration page: Browser Limitation Demonstration Page

Browser Examples IE 5.0
NN 4.5
[A | B]
NN 3.04
[A | B]
NN 1.2
[A | B | C]
AOL 2.0
[A | B]
AOL 1.2
[A | B]
Virtual address YesYesYesNoYesYes
Style sheets YesYesYesNoNoNo
Text color name YesYesYesNoYesYes
Page BG image YesYesYesYesYesYes
JPG images YesYesYesNoYesNo
Animated GIF YesYesYesNoNoNo
Table Align YesYesYesNoNoNo
Relative Table Size to availableto availableto availableexaggeratedNoexaggerated
Table BG image Yes, ALWAYSYesNoNoNoNo
Table BG color Yes, ALWAYS
& border
YesYesNoYes &
Relative IMG size to spaceto other dimensionto other dimensionto other dimensionVariesto screen
Java YesYesYesNoNoNo
Error Checks BestGoodGoodFairPoorPoor
Text blink NoYesYesYesNoNo
Text align YesYesYesNoYesYes
ALT tags YesYesYesNoNoNo
Other Scroll Bar RandomNON standard page bordersNON standard page bordersNON standard page bordersMultiple variationsNo transparencies

[Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2007]