hmmm... servers producing per-browser customised output.

anthony baxter (
Wed, 2 Nov 1994 06:47:41 +0100

Has anyone else noticed this?

Recently I've noticed several servers generating output customised for
the browser that is being used - eg, if you
connect using m*saic, suggests that you change to using m*zilla (aside
from the fact that I cannot get m*zilla for my decstation, thats a fine
idea :), but I digress). And theres at least one other server out there
that tries to customise all output so that it looks best on whichever
browser you are using (and as a result, produces far too much broken

Seems to me this is another example of why we need stylesheets - if
providers are to the point of customising the output for your browser,
then there's obviously a need for control over presentation.

I'm dreading the day where pages are just one large imagemap gif of the
page, exactly as the provider wants it to look.