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.'"

#14 consistency

by niner

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 7:00 AM

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You mention consistency: there's nothing better then real standards. Browsers get better and more standards compilant from version to version. So if you code to W3C standards chances are high that it will work in future browsers.

Now you tell something about the IE 'defacto standard'. This 'standard' changes from IE version to IE version. On this machine here I have 4 different Windows installations with 4 different IE versions to be able to test my sites on every of these and they behave very differently on some issues. So how can this be a 'standard' if it's not even consistent on different versions of the same product?