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    Should I care?

    Should I even care about making pages fine with IE 5 on the Mac??? I can't get half my css code to work, but the browser is being phased out... should i care about this?

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    I would say it depends on whether the pages are for your personal site, or if they're for a client site you're getting paid to build.
    My site is strictly a personal site, and I haven't even tried to make it work in broken browsers. But if I was doing this for money, I would use all the hacks to make it work, I guess.

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    Ive got a mac, 5.1.5 is the most recent version, so i would try make it work, sure, it has a few minorish flaws like randomly addin scroll bars, what parts of your css can't you get to work? ive got everything working fine on my own site, part from the odd useless scroll bar appearin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydster
    Should I even care about making pages fine with IE 5 on the Mac??? I can't get half my css code to work, but the browser is being phased out... should i care about this?
    Yes you should still care. Take into account that the general public doesn't upgrade their browser until they upgrade their OS. Also take into account that Macs tend to outlast PCs as far as time used. This could lead to people not updating their browser for a couple more years at least, so I'd work on it.

    What specifically is your problem with IE5/Mac? Care to post some code for us to try and fix?

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    thats the point im makin, ie for the mac has had very few minor updates in the last few years, am not running osx yet, so ie is basically the most stable, since opera has a tendancy to crash randomly :S but anyways, ie 5.1.5 is the most recent version so i wouldnt avoid it, fix pages to work with it.
    Hutchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchysk8er
    thats the point im makin, ie for the mac has had very few minor updates in the last few years, am not running osx yet, so ie is basically the most stable, since opera has a tendancy to crash randomly :S but anyways, ie 5.1.5 is the most recent version so i wouldnt avoid it, fix pages to work with it.
    Actually, 5.1.7 is the latest for OS9 (got an old Powerbook at home ).

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    oooo, gonna go update! might save me from killin this thing........
    Hutchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchysk8er
    oooo, gonna go update! might save me from killin this thing........
    It didn't really change much between the minor versions . However, certain versions of Mozilla work under OS9 (not sure about the more current ones but I have 1.2 running just fine at home).

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    thanks for that, ill try get it.
    Hutchy

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    My problem is absolute positioning and z-index... I can get neither of them to work...

    I basically have a splash with a bar that stretches across and use like "top: 40%; right: 1px" and "top: 40%; left: 1px;"

    I checked my page out on my school computers so that's why I'm asking.

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    It would really depent on the target audience of your website. If your study shows that there's a significant amount of people that use Macs to view your website, then you better care, otherwise, it's your choice. Just my opinion...
    I'm a web developer..... I think?

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    I hate macs with a passion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZealotDesigns
    I hate macs with a passion
    Please stick to the topic at hand.

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    Are there any browsers for Win32 that can emulate the IE 5 Mac browser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mydster
    Are there any browsers for Win32 that can emulate the IE 5 Mac browser?
    Nope. It's a totally different rendering engine than IE/Windows.

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    Yepp... I know which is why I asked...

    Thanks vinnie..


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