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    WebTV problems!

    Aaaargh!

    3 times this week, a webtv user has emailed me telling me that my page is not viewable on webtv.

    I thought that I had fixed it, but obviously I haven't.

    How can I make my site work on webtv?

    Does anybody know of a reference where I can look up which CSS properties are accepted by WebTV?

    Unlike most sites, I do care about webtv users - they can fill out forms, receive my newsletter and click on advertisements as well as the next visitor. There also seems to be a lot of them.

    I've already created an alternative stylesheet for webtv and I've checked it with the webtv emulator, but I suppose not all webtv sets appear like they do on the emulator I use.

    How should I be "sniffing" webtv browsers? At the moment, I look for the substring "webtv" (case insensitive) in the user agent.
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    Watching this thread with interest!

    MSN TV’s browser detection page: http://developer.msntv.com/Develop/browser_sniffing.asp .

    I use a 3 column CSS layout, and serve just one stylesheet (at this time) with a very restrictive @import url (“style.css”) statement. WebTV claims they do not support @import, but my visitors and the viewer tell me otherwise.

    Another way to hide your incompatible CSS from newer versions of WebTV, is to use an @import statement (at the very begging of your WebTV stylesheet) to bring in the styles that WebTV doesn’t understand.

    The WebTV forums are located here: http://communities.msn.com/Developermsntv.

    HTH
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    It just happened again!

    A webTV user emailed me to tell me they were unsubscribing from my newsletter because it didn't look right on her screen.

    I found that the jokes no longer fit into the frame of the web-tv screen
    I have and I find it difficult to read. This is the only reason why I
    decided to unsuscribe.
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