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Saturday August 25th, 2001

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#123 Re: MSNBC Example, AOL Declares War on IE

by bcwright <bcwright@ix.netcom.com>

Tuesday September 4th, 2001 8:10 AM

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MSNBC does NOT look "Ok" on Netscape 6.1 or Moz 0.9.3. I haven't tried it on a recent build, but once 0.9.4 is out I intend to try it on that. The dropdown menus do work properly, but it has a fairly significant glitch in the middle top of the screen, where the display scrolls and splits up in an unintended way. Our customers demand a refund for much less than that; as I said, my experience is that end-users tend to be very intolerant of the least little cosmetic glitch. Granted that I'm not sure whether the problem is Moz or MSNBC - my suspicion is fairly strongly that it's the latter, the site has a lot of JS that does a lot of "clever" things (as in "too clever by half"). However it displays as intended on both IE and Netscape 4.*. I don't know whether there's anything reasonable that Moz can do to display this page "better" without breaking standards, it may be something that needs to be taken up as an "evangelism" topic.

But my point is that since both IE and NS4 appear to handle this (and various other sites) properly, Moz/NS6 will be blamed by many people *EVEN IF MOS/NS6 ARE DOING THE "CORRECT" THING AND IE/NS4 ARE NOT*. It may not be fair, but that's what's going to happen. If this were some obscure oddball site, the web designer for that site might justly get the blame, but this is one of the more visible sites on the entire net.

--Bruce