Standards Ignored as Developers Target IE

Monday July 8th, 2002

Dave Hodder writes: "CNET has a story entitled Sites bow to Microsoft's browser king covering how Mozilla and other browsers are locked out because of web builders not supporting proper standards. It mentions Netscape/Mozilla standards evangelism and has some good quotes from Mitchell Baker, including the conclusion: 'What we're seeing with Web sites that are viewable only with IE is the privatization of the Web.'"

#11 Re: Re: w3c != defacto standard

by MXN

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 6:39 AM

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Yes, but Microsoft's deviations from the W3C spec act as a standard. Microsoft provides in-depth documentation of IE's extensions to the standard and deviations from the standard at <> . In addition, M$ has their own doctypes, which lists at <…oper/quirks/doctypes.html> . So while Microsoft doesn't actually publish a standard, they provide enough information to developers for them to use it as one.