Mozilla 1.3 Released

A new version of Mozilla has been released but Galeon hasn’t caught up yet. It depends on Mozilla 1.3b, the previous release. Besides that, Galeon 1.3.3 depends on some updated Gnome libs that apt hasn’t got yet unfortunately. Looks like I’ll be sticking with Galeon 1.27 and Mozilla 1.2.1 for a while…

Huge CSS bug!

Is this true? That’s a huge bug!

IE 5.2 on PowePCs (G4 in particular) don’t parse lowercased CSS attributes.

Of course, if you’ve come here using an Imac and the aforementioned browser you probably can’t read this anyway..

Fonts, fonts, fonts

Did you notice? I updated my style sheet this morning and changed from an absolute font size to a variable one: font-size: 11px; became font-size: 90%;
Does the site look better in your browser? In Galeon on my machine at home there’s a marked improvement, but IE and Mozilla on a Windows box here suffers a bit. Did you notice?

In Praise of Netscape 4.7 Mail

Netscape 4.7 was never praised for it’s browsing abilities, and the email client was (and still is) widely trounced and disparaged.
But, any time a mailbox goes wrong here at work I fire up Netscape mail to sort it out. Simply copy the offending mailbox into the nsmail of a local user and load up Netscape. It’ll handle mbox files too large for ipop3d (or Outlook) to handle. I just deleted 3 mails from one account that reduced the mbox from 1.5GB to 1.2MB!
It also handles the missing “F” from the word “From” when a procmail script bombs out (happens when Spam Assassin dies sometimes)
Then simply “cat” the file back into the spool directory. Make sure you use: “cat mbox >> /var/spool/USER” to append the data on at the end. You may want to stop Sendmail while you do that in case incoming mail overwrites your “cat” operation.
Netscape Mail gets my thumbs up for fixing things!