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.
#22 Not doomed! Tired of IE5's Bad HTML errors!
Thursday November 25th, 1999 10:57 AM
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Given the choice between Micro-Soft's so-called standards and the World Wide Web Consortium's standards, I'll take the real thing over Micro-Soft any day.
Mozilla is poised to *replace* IE5 as the dominant browser because of, not in spite of, it's standards compliance. First off, Mozilla is not just free, but open source. If Mozilla sticks to the W3C standards and boasts that it's sticking to *the* Web standard, even amateur webmasters won't have a reason to stick with IE.
Lastly, Mozilla will replace IE5 on lots of desktops simply so IE users won't have to put up with getting "Bad HTML" error boxes every time they visit perfectly standards-compliant sites.
If any browser is doomed, it's Micro-Soft's. Just wait and see.