Microsoft Says Standards Compliance Bad for Business

Monday November 9th, 1998

Joel Caris writes in with this link to an interesting article at The Industry Standard. Apparently Microsoft has some issues with standards compliance. Joel writes:

"I must admit, Microsoft really is the king of spin. This link leads to an article from The Industry Standard about the WSP asking for full CSS-1 compliance in IE 5.0. It is mentioned how Netscape will fully support CSS-1 and CSS-2 in 5.0. Microsoft's spin on this?

'By making future version of Navigator fully compliant with CSS-1 and CSS-2, the company runs the risk of breaking pages on the Web that were created with past version of the browser,' Herman said."

When you read the article, note also how Microsoft implies that Netscape is responsible for the lack of standards compliance in IE!

#8 Re:Microsoft Says Standards Compliance Bad for Bus

by eberhard speer jr. <>

Wednesday November 11th, 1998 8:30 AM

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In which w3c HTML standards am i to look for the LAYER element ? i suppose that'll be the same standard i'll find the BLINK element in. If standards are that important why send a 'proxy' to w3c to participate in the standard-making process 'on behalf of Netscape'? NGL is indeed pretty cool and let's get exited about that rather then what spin-doctors of company Y say about X and visa versa. And bear in mind that you loose ground when you sling mud. have fun !