Citibank Online Now Compatible with Mozilla
Wednesday August 6th, 2003
dave writes: "Not sure if this counts as newsworthy, but: Bug #57074 — Citibank's online banking denies access to Mozilla — has finally been resolved as FIXED after 2 and a half years! Thanks to Citibank for persuing Web standards as part of their online strategy. You can access their online banking portal here."
#24 constructive criticism rather than flaming
Friday August 8th, 2003 2:40 AM
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The evangelism effort could be much more effective if it was a bit more constructive. I think a step forward would be if in addition to the bug database with known offenders there would be an easily accessible page (e.g. one link from mozilla.org) with successtories (e.g. the Wired transition to XHTML), advice on how to resolve incompatibilities, pointers to newsgroups and forums for resolving nasty css, html issues and so on. The page should not focus on standards but on practical advice for minimum efforts to convert non compatible sites to compatible sites.
Of course once this page exists (if not already), it needs to be advertised. It needs to show up in google, all the relevant mozilla sites should refer to it. If a developer makes a lame effort at finding stuff on mozilla this should be the first resource they stumble upon.
Ignorance is the primary cause of incompatibilities. Pointing out that someone is ignorant is not very helpful and is more likely to piss people off than to resolve any compatibility issues. Better offer help than criticism.