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!
#5 WIll do nothing but IRRITATE webmasters
Monday November 8th, 1999 5:20 PM
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Come on, Mozilla isn't in in Alpha, and there is no browser that supports the DOM standard out there, and you guys are expecting webmasters, who already have their hands full supporting umteen browsers, to include a nonexistant one?
There is simply no reason for anyone to deploy a DOM version of a site at this time. Research prototypes? Yes. A DOM version of Yahoo or Amazon? A waste of time.
Atleast wait until some browsers EXIST that support the standard before you lobby people.
And if the Mozilla team was smart, they would support both NS DOM and IE DOM as switches. You can't just "rip and replace". If you want to move the net from prioritary standards to open ones, you need to provide a migration path.
A Mozilla that chokes on Netscape/IE enabled pages is a non-starter.