Dave Whitinger on Mozilla's Importance

Friday November 5th, 1999

Dave Whitinger has a new article at LinuxToday titled "The Battle That Could Lose Us The War", regarding Mozilla's importance to Linux. What makes it interesting is that he makes a commitment to get involved in the Mozilla project.

Thanks to Jun Fonte for the news.

#4 Make Compliance more visible

by Anon

Friday November 5th, 1999 2:13 PM

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I had an idea: What if there was something right on Mozilla's status bar or something that indicated when a viewing page had problems with it and/or was non-compliant in a given area.

I'm not thinking so much of the "this page has errors" message, but something more like W3C's HTML tester that will tell you if it is strict/transitional HTML4, etc, or wether you've got loads of IE and/or Windows only tags & plugin dependancies.

If the average user can easily see, when viewing a page, that although it might look ok to him, the website is non-compliant, they can easily complain to the webmaster. Same goes for webmasters. If they can just open up mozilla, and it already tells them if their pages are ok - isn't that a good thing? If i were a webmaster, I'd like that feature

If a webpage's non-compliance is made more visible to the end user (in an non-annoying way), it will only help bring the standards issues to the forefront.