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.'"

#4 not all true...

by TheK <>

Monday July 8th, 2002 6:13 PM

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They write, that most TechEvang-Problems are Microsoft's "Extensions". That's wrong, most of these pages depend on MSIEs awefull error correction, many would even fail in a MSIE6 running in Standards mode. The second parts are morons, who still hasn't learned, that document.all is depricated. Another point, that I see more and more is, that if you write real valid HTML and use CSS2 up to it's end, the frist browser that fails (except Netscape 4, which is simply outdated) is MSIE width Opera short behind, while getting konqueror 3 to get crazy is way more complicate, on Mozilla it's nearly impossible without making the page unusable for the others. Afaik there is not even one page in the TechEvang list using some of Microsoft's CSS-Extensions, which would break for other browsers (as writing-mode), more there are pages, that still doesn't know, that MSIE isn't the only one supporting iframes or CSS on Tables, they normally have never heared of Netscape 6 or Opera!