rawhide firefox and background colour of webpages (CSS broken?)

Kyrre Ness Sjobak kyrre at solution-forge.net
Wed Feb 2 17:38:33 UTC 2005

man, 31.01.2005 kl. 21.42 skrev Rodd Clarkson:
> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 19:26 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > > Yes. But it isn't mandatory. They are broken, but they only look broken in
> > > firefox at fc3 - so people believe that firefox is broken.
> > 
> > it isnt mandatory. it is just a good design issue. firefox doesnt
> > emulate IE quirks perfectly either. people believe firefox is broken
> > on those IE specific websites too. thats a user education problem.
> > 
> > > And yes, i do also remember that Mosaic had a gray background. 10 years ago.
> > > 
> > > So, please, please set the *default* settings so that most pages doesn't
> > > look broken.
> > if this is going to be done, change the gnome system colors on the
> > whole to reflect this inorder to be consistent
> Actually, a web browser is a little like getting a ream of paper.  While
> you can get paper in a range of colors, when you ask your mate to grab a
> ream of paper when he's at the office supplies, you expect him to come
> back with a ream of 'white' paper, and almost all your documents are set
> up for white paper unless you particularly wanted a different color.
> The same thing should happen with web-browsers.  User's expect a white
> background.  Hell, a lot of bad web designers expect a white background.
> It might be worth asking the mozilla guys why the default background
> color changed from grey to white.  I suspect that it had something to do
> with the fact that most users just went and changed the color to white
> because the grey was annoying (they expected white).

My point exactly. Now, can we fix this?


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