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Re: rawhide firefox and background colour of webpages (CSS broken?)

> Le lundi 31 janvier 2005 à 11:32 +0000, Nigel Metheringham a écrit :
>> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 12:15 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
>> > Kyrre Ness Sjobak <kyrre solution-forge net> wrote:
>> > > Background color on several webpages (phpBB forums f.ex.) are now
>> > > grayish. Not white (?) as they should be, judging from the white
>> > > "border" around buttons.
>> >
>> > Those web pages are broken. They assume that the default background
>> > colour the browser chooses is white. This assumption does not hold.
>> > If they want a white background they have to say so.
>> This is an interesting development, since early web browsers always used
>> to render the default background as a grey colour - I remember seeing
>> this in Mosaic, the NeXTstep browser (can't remember its name) and early
>> Netscape.
> All my browsers have a light yellow/orangish default background - very
> light on the eyes and very good for spotting broken websites (ie not
> sites that let you use custom colors but sites that assume browser
> settings - for example when some frames specify white background and
> others forget about it).
> This should be mandatory in any web shop IMHO - but even big sites are
> often broken this way.
> Regards,

Yes. But it isn't mandatory. They are broken, but they only look broken in
firefox fc3 - so people believe that firefox is broken.

And yes, i do also remember that Mosaic had a gray background. 10 years ago.

So, please, please set the *default* settings so that most pages doesn't
look broken.

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