[IUG] doctype declarations for the WebOPAC
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- Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 15:36:13 -0500
- From: Michael Kreyche <mkreyche at kent dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] doctype declarations for the WebOPAC
I was recently assigned to lead a makeover project for our OPAC and have
spent a frustrating couple of days trying to figure out why I could not
get CSS inheritance to work as I thought it should. Specifically, I was
trying to modify the default font size in my local style sheet like this:
I finally resorted to copying a page to my hard drive, modifying the
stylesheet links to point to the ones on our staging server, and
cleaning up all the errors exposed by the W3C HTML validator. When I was
done, the font size behaved very nicely.
Then I started putting the errors back in the page, one at a time, to
find out what was causing the problem. It turned out to be lack of a
A search of the Innopac archives turned up a useful exchange from last
April (http://innovativeusers.org/list/archives/2006/msg02267.html) in
which Stuart Ure explains how to use the INSERTTAG option to add a
declaration. There is also a caution from Bob Duncan which is well
taken, but for the moment I'm sold on using the option!
I decided to use the HTML 4.01 transitional for now, but I'm wondering
if anyone has a better suggestion. I'm working with WebPAC Pro.
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