FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?

Chris racerx at
Fri Dec 24 17:25:45 PST 2004

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Chris <racerx at> writes:
>>Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>>>Responding to Chris: CSS is neither outdated nor a Windows thing.  You
>>>apparently need to get an extra clue or two before you rejoin this
>>Not really - Some years back MS made a big issue about CSS. It was
>>then that I lost interest in web devel. Besides - web devel isn't my
>>bag, so I really don't think that I need to have or get a clue.
> CSS is a W3 standard, but was originally designed by the CTO of Opera
> Software, a company which is one of Microsoft's more vocal detractors
> and which recently received a large settlement in a lawsuit regarding
> Microsoft's (alleged) intentional efforts to make their website render
> poorly in Opera's browser.  IE handles CSS1 badly, and CSS2 almost not
> at all.  Calling it a Windows thing severely misrepresents the facts.
>>One does not need to know how to rebuild an engine to know how to
>>drive the car.
> One should not criticize the design of an engine while vehemently
> claiming to have no interest in how enginges are built.

Technically - I didn't criticize. Allow me to post verbatim;

"CSS? Isnt that a bit outdated? Isnt that more a Windows thing?"

Doesn't look like it to me - looks more like a query or two.
But that's just me tho - perhaps you read something else?

Perhaps too much eggnog? Perhaps not enough?

Best regards,

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