New Music, and IE News
Monday February 22nd, 1999
More music to code by this week - just click the link at right. Also, news that Microsoft has started its "Countdown to Internet Explorer 5". No news on their site regarding IE5 standards compliance; curiously, that's the one enhancement that they really don't address. Will they have a complete CSS1 implementation? My guess: Microsoft is going to play up UI enhancements, downplay standards compliance (because they won't be 100% compliant even with CSS1). When confronted regarding compliance, they will, with spin a dervish would envy, manage to place the blame squarely on Netscape for *IE* not being CSS1 compliant. If you recall, they did just that only four months ago.
#9 Better standards compliance?
Tuesday February 23rd, 1999 5:45 PM
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Let's not talk about "better" standards support, shall we? There's not *one* browser out there with 100% CSS1 compliance, and I'm sorry, but 80% is not *better* by any stretch of the imagination. It's only, at best, incomplete. And if some of that 80% is buggy (like it is in both IE4 and Nav4), then it's *useless* as well.
Maybe the W3C should create a compliant reference implementation before asking others to do the work of ferreting out all the vagaries and inconsistencies of the specs. That way people could put the blame for non-compliance on the W3C, instead of the companies that have to put up the money and time to solve the problems that the W3C couldn't address on their own.