Reporting DOM Bugs? Be Sure to Read This!
Monday November 8th, 1999
Eric Krock has a request for anyone report DOM bugs:
"Please bookmark the below URLs!!!
If the page supports IE4/5 but not HTML 4.0/W3C DOM:
If the page supports Nav4 but not HTML 4.0/W3C DOM:
If the page is breaking because of user agent detection problems:
Likewise, if you're examining a bug report in Bugzilla and realize it's caused by these issues, mark the bug INVALID. Then use the email creation templates to notify the bug reporter and the page owner of the need to upgrade. Bugs closed as INVALID in this way count half a point in the BugAThon!
Mozilla supports STANDARDS. It is under no obligation to support the proprietary crap introduced by any of the other browsers in the past. Only the incredibly dull minded web masters will be irritated by this, as it was at the request of a huge number of developers that Mozilla went down this road in the first place.
Extending a site to support legitimate standards is a wise move. Why? Well, IE supports a fair bit of DOM/CSS stuff, so for many people, a DOM version might also double for an IE5 version. And if IE5Mac's "standards compliant" Tasman makes it into IE6Win32, developing DOM compliant pages will be developing for Mozilla/Communicator AND IE.
In other words, its not going to be hard. If you still think it will be, either pull the Classic tree and finish that yourself, or build IE/NN4 emulation into Seamonkey.
"We are not those who are frightened by change."