[nSLUG] NS 4.7x [was: Add yourself to the nSLUG member blogs wiki page]
odoepner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 14:37:01 AST 2007
Why not use Opera. It's closed-source like Netscape 4.x and fast.
Since you have unfortunately elided your rant I don't know why you
prefer NS 4.x but I would guess that Opera is better in terms of
performance (and up-to-date standards compliance, of course).
> Well, I have two questions that derive from my own cranky
> Q1: Why do all wiki sites use charset=UTF8, either in a <meta... tag or
> in an HTTP header? Seems to be the case even when the venue is
> an exclusively English language one. Even for the European
> languages most commonly read by native English speakers,
> ISO-8859-1 suffices.
> Seems to me similar to the urban yuppie who drives a Unimog
> with fore & aft winches and PTOs.
> Q2: The reason I care is that I continue to use Netscape Navigator
> 4.76, the last version of Navigator for Linux. And it has a bug
> such that if the charset of a doc is declared UTF-8, it renders
> the doc in a teeny, myopic font size, overiding my preference
> So: does anyone know of a binary patch or other hack that will
> extirpate this behaviour? I've grovelled through the
> executable as well as all the config stuff and haven't found
> any way to do it.
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