WolfWings ShadowFlight (wolfwings) wrote in suggestions,
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Add support of Dean Edward's IE7.js script as an option for customized journals.

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Add support of Dean Edward's IE7.js script as an option for customized journals.

Short, concise description of the idea
The IE7.js file predates Internet Explorer 7 by a large margin, and allows earlier versions of Internet Explorer to mostly handle advanced CSS effects correctly.

Full description of the idea
The homepage for the script in question is:

http://dean.edwards.name/IE7/

It has extensive documentation and examples available, and only requires (at a minimum) a single .js file be included in pages, either all or only those served to Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, or 6.0 under Windows.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Allows IE5-IE6 to much more fully support CSS, including advances effects commonly requested in styles, and also including modern graphics-file formats like transparent PNG files.
  • Easy to only include if requested, can be made a switchable setting on a per-journal basis for those journals customized in such a way as to benefit from the script.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Slows the client-side page rendering fractionally when the script is first loaded and it runs through and 'corrects' all the HTML code automagically to work much closer to spec.
  • Adds to the download size initially to fetch the .js file.
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