• Subject: RE: Java, HTML, Javascript and the browser wars
  • From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 23:04:32 -0600
  • Importance: Normal

> I agree that it's a pain in the rear end, but it ain't the end of
> the world.
> There's still plenty of scope for browser-neutral JSP code, and
> that's what
> many people will aim for.  And I don't understand the comment
> about servlets
> -- if you can solve the problem in a servlet, why can't you solve
> it in JSP?
> Or in a system that combines servlets and JSPs?

While it might not be the end of the world, it's VERY annoying.  Doubly so
because I finally found an "advanced" technique that actually makes some
serious business sense, and it turns out to be all but useless because of

The "feature" I'm looking for is the ability to, in response to an HTTP
request, replace any arbitrarily defined span of HTML.  With the use of
<SPAN> and the innerHTML attribute (in combination with IFRAME), there's a
rather neat way of doing just that.  BUT... it requires innerHTML, and
innerHTML isn't nicely supported.

It turns out that later versions of Mozilla do support innerHTML, but during
my testing I found enough weird discrepancies to make me VERY shy of doing
anything beyond simple frames   For those who don't like frames, well, I'll
have to come up with an alternative.  Sometime.

But anyway, I'm just frustrated, just like I am now because I'm trying to
get Linux to work with an Intel 82810 chipset.  Don't ask.


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