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..."

#25 Re: Don't blame the browser...

by pcx99

Friday June 18th, 2004 4:19 AM

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And as I said, if you're the sloppy web developer evaluating browsers for your corporation and IE works with all the crappy spagetti code you churned out over the last two years and mozilla doesn't, it doesn't take a genius to figure out mozilla probably won't be deployed in that corporate office.

And the point of the ALT attribute isn't that IE executes it improperly it's that 97% of the browsers out there (IE) recognize it and execute an action and thus has become more of a standard than w3 will EVER have the power to create.

And it wouldn't exactly kill the mozilla devs to display an alt tag if there's no title tag as a popup, not in the least.