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Define With Caution

Netscape requires us to be tidy with our style definitions, while IE allows a bit of sloppiness. Consider the following style block:

<STYLE>
  .mystyle1 { font-size:8 pt; }
  .mystyle2 { font-size:8pt; }
</STYLE>

IE will allow the space before the pt in the definition for mystyle1, but Netscape will consider the whole style to be invalid, and any text to which this style applies will be rendered with default formatting. If you're like us, you'll prefer to have a tool that takes away the guesswork. Check out TopStyle from www.bradsoft.com. The tool is easy to use and helps us write style sheets that work well under various browser types.

—JA & CK