Mozilla's New 'Almost Standards' Rendering Mode

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 has an article about Mozilla's new 'almost standards' mode. This new rendering mode joins the existing standards compliance and quirks modes and should mean that more pages work correctly in Mozilla. The article describes the differences between 'almost standards' and standards compliance mode and lists the DOCTYPEs that trigger the new rendering method.

Thanks to Blogzilla for the link.

#34 Re: Re: Re: Re: Good

by Tanyel <>

Sunday July 14th, 2002 12:17 AM

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"Are you saying that there is a competitor to HTML which will be overcome by adding the marquee tag to the official standard?"


"I think not. The problem with HTML is that the years of competition has reduced it into crap."

The W3C is another element of that competition.

" should provide ALT arguments to images, so blind people know what the image is showing (not enough people do this, not even me)"

I do use ALT tags in images. You should use ALT tags in images. I like the way Internet Explorer displays the text of the ALT tags. Mozilla does not do that because the W3C did not dictate that.

"and obviously blind people can read words through adapted equipment, but not when they're scrolling."

This is the only thing you typed that does not seem utterly stupid to me.

"Yes, well, let's only make roads for the most popular 5 companies of cars, since they cover most of the market. Those people who have an unpopular car won't be able to travel (to some places), but hey, tough luck."

I have a better idea. Let us make a car that will not travel on any road at all. Then let us make laws that cause every car and road except our own to suddenly become illegal. I will not share the rest of this idea because it is meant to illustrate how stupid you are rather than attack physically afflicted people.

"If only I was a more evil person, then I could want you to know what it is to be blind... The web should be what binds humanity together, not yet another way to divide us."

You probably still want that. Are you accusing me of attacking blind people because I like the marquee tag? Do you not understand why this seems stupid to me? If we should ban anything that can only be enjoyed by people with vision then we should ban lamps, traffic lights, video games, X-Windows, DirectX, and graphics cards too. Maybe we should ban monitors and just listen to our computers. I realize some people, like the one I was reading to yesterday, have to do this but depriving people with vision is just as evil as ignoring people without vision.