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Re: Slashdot colours (was Re: Debian Linux vs BSD)

Quoting Onno (ebbin200@tech.nhl.nl):
> >I frequently see references to Slashdot here, and when I point my
> >browser at them, the page is always rendered in grey/dark grey on
> >black. Am I doing something wrong?
> The background should be white.... maybe you changed your prefs???

Gosh, I wish there were some (to get rid of jazzy backgrounds
that some people use. What would this preference be called in
Netscape 2.01?

No, I can only guess at what's going on. The first few lines of
the document source are (wrapped arbitrarily):

<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Slashdot:News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters.
<BODY bgcolor="#000000" text="#000000" link="#006666" vlink="#000000">
<center><a href=""; 
 alt="Please click here." border=2
   width=468 height=60></a></center>

Those colours are a recipe for disaster, I'd say.

The remainder of the code contains things with other colours,
and presumably this patchwork of objects builds up into what you
all see. My browser perhaps can't match the level of sophistication
used at this site, so the missing colours just don't cover up all
the black.

Is that a reasonable guess?

Or am I on the wrong tack. I've been looking at slashdot with
lynx and notice that you can login. Is this a wise move, or
will I be inundated with junk mail? Are there preferences
which then become available?


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