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.'"

#30 'allows for the most advanced designs'

by ldpercy

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 6:34 PM

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There are a quite a few things that full standards compliance opens up that crufty IE html/javascript/css just make impossible. I have seen (and done) advanced things in Moz that just would not work in IE.

About the only thing that is really killing me at the moment is support for the adobe SVG plugin (which needs work from both sides).

The w3c's recommendations have proven far more enduring than the multitudes of proprietary extensions that have wired into HTML by one browser or another. Not to mention more usable, sensible, futureproof etc...