Friday March 3rd, 2000
This weekend's discussion: What keeps you interested in Mozilla, and what expectations do you have?
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#69 Not true
Sunday March 5th, 2000 10:25 AM
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"when the W3C was making recommendations", it should have made them in a way that would not invalidate Webpages that were just fine before the W3C came along."
That's just silly. These pages that were "just fine" were made using ridiculous work-arounds. That's Microsoft's argument exactly "we don't want to make current developers mad by breaking their pages." So by this argument, Web developers should keep with the ridiculously extensive workarounds forever and continue using broken "standards" just so that a few pages display "properly." If W3C had done what you say they'd be proposing broken standards and what's the point in that?
Rather, I say let them fix their pages once to work with the new, non-broken standards. Most of them won't even have to. Very, very few pages look that horrible in Mozilla to where they'll need to be completely rewritten, and the benefits of being standards compliant far, far outweigh the few broken standards that bite it.