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Lockergnome: Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer

Wednesday June 16th, 2004

Chris Pirillo wrote in to tell us about a new article on Lockergnome entitled Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer: "The time has come to dump Internet Explorer. I know, I know — you may have heard the same thing before from those that think it's cool to hate Microsoft; but I'm not one of those guys. I'm actually an MCSE and I happen to like quite a few of Microsoft's products. Rather than lump me into the Microsoft-basher category, consider for a moment why you use the browser you use, and humor me by entertaining the notion — if even for a second — that switching to another might be worth your while..."


#18 IEs are not compatible with themselves

by cyfer

Thursday June 17th, 2004 11:10 AM

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Hi, do you know that IEs are not compatible with themselves? Different IE, versions or platforms, perform different a lot. Some of the difference between them are bugs, some other of the difference are so big bugs that called features.

And the other thing is that MS doesn't publish their IE standards, and nobody outside know what they did in their IE. Other developers trying to develop a IE compatible browser or web developer like me could only guess.

And here you ask for 100% IE compatibility, but you mean Moz should be compatible with one of the IE4, IE5, IE5.5, IE6 or IE5.x for Mac? Or you want the moz decide which version of IE it should simulate by AI? I heard someone claiming the mozilla is a bloat ware... Or the user should decide which IE his/her moz should simulate, and there will be a UI component so the user could selecct? Ahrrrr... someone else is complaining the UI complexity of mozilla...

And do you want to have ActiveX in mozilla? So someone could sneak in and install some spyware?

No joking, 100% IE compatibility is meaningless. if you are a web developer, try to learn more about the web; if you are just a user of mozilla, you can email the webmaster of the website say, "hi, your page is broken in mozilla!". that will help yourself either.