Preparing Your Site for Navigator 5.0
Wednesday November 24th, 1999
Shelley Powers of inquiry.com has written an informative article on preparing your DHTML website for compatibility with Navigator 5.0 and the DOM standard. This one is definitely worth the read if you're interested in working to the DOM spec, but would like to keep a measure of backwards compatibility with older browsers.
#18 Internet Appliance CRAP
by danielhill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday November 25th, 1999 3:51 AM
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Come on, you SERIOUSLY think these comsumer based Internet appliance CRAP will actually work? Look at CD-I, Amiga CDTV, FirstPerson (what Java started out to be) and countless others.
After that spat over IM (well, I think it was all staged myself, MS and AOL ALWAYS together), AOL and MS are getting even closer. The AOL CD's now distribute DirectX 7, and it's on their update-download-thingy (from what I've heard, I don't use AOL)
As for non-Windows OS, keep dreaming. As much as most people hate Windows, can you see, say, Tomb Raider 4 or any games (except Quake 3) or educations software being released for Linux or BeOS? Didn't think you would.
As for 'It works on IE, it's good enough', if ANYBODY said that to me, and I was a manager, I would FIRE them on the spot. Right there and then. You can't say to 25% of your potential customers, 'get IE'. It is the webmaster's responsibility to ensure as many people can view your site.
And, strangely enough, I think dumping support for propietary and broken 'features' from browsers is the way. Force webmasters to comply to the standards, and MS will have to change their browser.
Don't get me wrong, I WANT Mozilla and Netscape to win, to take back the crown. Can I see it happening? No. With owners that don't give a rat's arse about it, it is doomed. Barksdale and Clark were greedy idiots for selling to these morons.
PS. AOL looks old anyway. CTRL+N to write new e-mail??? Keep them away from Mozilla.