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..."

#26 Re: Re: Re: Re: You'll always need IE.

by pcx99

Friday June 18th, 2004 4:23 AM

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"My point is, Moz easily has compatability with IE6. The problem is that intranet developers typically have their heads up their arses, and even when given a sole browser target of IE6, don't understand about simple things such as document types, strict mode, and in general, W3C standards. If they did, they would get a free ride in Moz, and achieve cross platform deployment in one fell swoop. "

And you just made my point why mozilla will need backward IE compatability if it's ever going to crack the backoffice, because most developers do have their head up their butts and because IE was effectively the only browser around for two years that's what people coded to. Sure it's real easy to make sure your new pages are cross compatible now but who the heck wants to go back into two years of crappy web pages and make sure they work ok in mozilla? Who the heck has time for that? And sorry, but when that legacy site is serving up your customer contact list you just can't let it fail :-/