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.'"

#23 Frontpage

by Dobbins

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 11:13 AM

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Frontpage, one of the more popular webauthoring tools, is a MS product. Now which "standards" do you expect it to support? Want more standards compliant pages? Make a good standards compliant HTML authoring tool available. Composer dosen't cut it for anything other than tossing togather a user's homepage, but the codebase might be a good starting point for a tool that a pro would want to use.