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Subject Conversant and (rearranged) CSS
Posted 5/26/2002; 9:41 PM by Clark Venable
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I’ve spent much of the last two days trying to find a css that will let me do table-less layouts in conversant. No luck. At first, I thought it was my own lack of CSS expertise (and it may yet be) but I now believe the difficulty lies in the manner in which Conversant re-arranges the CSS after it's submitted to it's built-in stylesheet-handling facility. I say this because if I have the template-generated web page saved to the local disk and link to the css on the local disk (before upload to Conversant), the page displays as intended. If I enter the css into Conversant and load a page using the css-savvy template pointing to the Conversant-generated style sheet, the layout is lost. When I compare the two, the only difference is the order in which the elements appear.

What I've done, btw, is create a blank style sheet and paste in the css (with comments removed, since leaving them seemed to screw things up). I did *not* include any of the original styles. BTW, the style sheets are on the web at http://www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts/.

Now, one work around would be to simply upload the css to my static space and serve it without Conversant being involved (or serve it as an attachment). I believe it's worth tweaking Conversant so that the built-in style facilty can handle them for several reasons.

  1. Serious developers looking at Conversant will see the need for a workaround as a drawback.
  2. Doing style sheets in a way that breaks them make Conversant appear non-standards compliant
  3. CSS support is but another way in which Conversant trumps Manila ( I say this as a Manila server admin).

Thoughts?

Clark

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Re: Conversant and (rearranged) CSS
5/26/2002 by Greg Pierce
On Sun, 26 May 2002 22:48:03 -0400, Clark Venable wrote: >Now, one work

RE: Conversant and (rearranged) CSS
5/26/2002 by Clark Venable
Ya. I just confirmed it. If I put the style sheet on a static server and link



 
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